Author Bio

Karen E. Smith, PhD, is an award-winning professor of literacy education at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada where she has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs for 15 years. Prior to this, she had 23 years experience as: a teacher in both English and French immersion settings K- 12, a school division music coordinator K-12, and a principal. She is the author of over 60 journal articles, 2 texts, and 2 children's books. She has served as managing editor of English Quarterly and currently serves as co-editor Classmate (Manitoba Association of Teachers of English). She provides editorial services for many noted journals/publication houses. She has held research grants with many foundations and recently has turned her attention to research on creativity and imagination. 

  Team member of the Simon Fraser University ILP  Imaginative Literacy Program.