Carmen Zuñiga Dunlap, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton, where she also served as the founding Associate Dean of the College of Education. Her teaching and research interests focus on literacy and second language development. Dr. Zuniga Dunlap assisted in developing and establishing the multilingual-multicultural K-6 school. She has worked as a bilingual teacher in Illinois and Arizona and has taught English learners in Brazil, Mexico, and the West Indies. Her publications have appeared in a variety of professional education journals.