Jeanne Gilliam Fain is a professor and Director of the Multilingual Learning Program in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. Her scholarship agenda includes a focus on Literacy, Literature, and Language Study in K-12 classrooms. She writes grants for school/university partnerships. She conducts research on critical conversations around global texts with multilingual learners and their families in local school partnerships. She served as past chair for two years (2020/2021 & 2019/2020) of the Notable in Children's Language Arts Award and she was recently selected to serve as a cochair for the Notable Books for a Global Society for the next three years. She is a literacy consultant and board member for the nonprofit, Youth Encouragement Services. She recently was the recipient of Bonnie Campbell Hill Literacy Leader Award and the 2021 Dean's Award for her exceptional service through outstanding teaching, scholarship and service in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. She teaches literacy, global literature, language acquisition, culture and community and research courses.