Kathy G. Short (Inducted 2019)

Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Founder's Endowed Chair of Global Children's and Adolescent Literature, University of Arizona


shortk [at] u.arizona.edu

Mailing Address: 

4945 North Calle Angosta, AZ 85718



Curriculum Vitae: 

Biographical Statement

Kathy G. Short is a professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona and the Founder’s Endowed Chair of Global Children’s and Adolescent Literature. She is also the director of Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures, which offers resources and programs to build bridges across global cultures through children’s literature. Her scholarship and teaching center around global literature, dialogue, curriculum as inquiry, and intercultural understanding. She has worked extensively with teachers in many parts of the world to develop curriculum that actively engages children as readers and inquirers.
Dr. Short has co-authored and co-edited many books, including Critical Content Analysis of Visual Images in Books for Young People, Critical Content Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature, Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature, Essentials of Children’s Literature, Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, and Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children’s Literature. She is past president of the U.S. national section of the International Board of Books for Young People and the National Council of Teachers of English. She served as editor of The New Advocate and Language Arts. She was named Outstanding Educator of the Language Arts by NCTE and received the Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Teaching of Children’s Literature from ILA. She received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award, Outstanding Faculty Award, Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Outstanding Faculty Award in Research, and the Maria Urquides Laureate Award from the University of Arizona. She has served on various book award committees, including the Caldecott Medal, the Batchelder Medal, and Notable Books for a Global Society.
Faculty page with resources and articles - https://www.coe.arizona.edu/content/short-kathy-g
Worlds of Words - https://wowlit.org/