Dr. Cynthia A. Tyson is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Her research and scholarship interests include: Teaching for Social Justice, Early childhood Social Studies and Multicultural children's literature. Dr. Tyson also has interest in the examination of race/racism in qualitative research.She has presented numerous research papers at national meetings and conferences including the American Education Research Association, American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies. She has published articles in Educational Researcher, Theory and Research in Social Education, International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, Journal of Literacy Research and, other books and journals. She is currently the diversity features columnist in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts.Dr. Tyson's work is both national and international recognized. She has worked in the consulting capacity with school districts across the nation, the United Kingdom, Mali, West Africa, and is currently collaborating with teachers and researchers on a project in Johannesburg, South Africa.