After twenty-three years as a secondary English teacher and then a high school principal, Diane Wood earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her scholarship and teaching have been rooted in democratic ideals and practices and an abiding commitment to create inclusive, hospitable, and equitable learning environments for students. She is also particularly passionate about the development of professional culturs in schools that foster teacher dialogue, agency, inquiry, and knowledge, as well as the adoption of a critical multicultural perspective on teaching and learning. Diane's most recent work focuses on teacher-led communities of inquiry and on educational implications of the Capability Approach, as theorized by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Her books include Teachers Learning in Community: Realities and Possibilities (SUNY Press, 2010, co-edited with Betty Lou Whitford) and Inside the National Writing Project (Teachers College Press, 2002; co-authored with Ann Lieberman). She has published articles in a variety of journals, including Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Educational Leadership, International Journal of Educational Leadership, Journal of Human Development and Capability, and Teachers College Record.