Dr. Xiaoming Liu is an AssociateProfessor in the Department of Elementary Education and MAT-ELED Program Director. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Texas Tech University. She teaches reading courses in the MAT-ELED program. Her research interests include: children’s literature, authentic literacy assessment, and young children’s biliteracy development. She is particularly interested in working with children of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and struggling readers.