Task Force


Dr. Deborah Tidwell- Professor, Literacy Education, Coordinator, College of Education Ed.D. Program, Interim Director, Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy, UNI 

Katelyn Brown-  Youth Services Librarian, Rod Library, UNI - African American Read-in Program Scheduler

Maxine Davis- Director- Conference Historian, Instructional Resources and Technology Services UNI

Dr. Wilfred Johnson- Director, Classic Upward Bound Program, UNI

Dr. Robin Dada- Department Head, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, UNI

Mr. Robert Bob Tyson- Retired School Principal and  Community Advocate, Waterloo, Iowa 

Farah Kashef- Educational Technologist/COE, IT-ETMS, Instructor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction

Keyah Levy- Director for Multicultural Education Services, Associate Director -  Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice, Division of Student Affairs

Dr. Gloria Kirkland Holmes- Coordinator, Conference on African American Children and Families and African American Read-in, UNI

Mindy Noble- Secretary of African American Conference and Read-in Events, Instructional Resources and Technology Services UNI

Angela Weekley- Community Outreach Coordinator, Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa

Marlyn Fagan- Community Advocate- New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa

Kelli McCarthy- Conference Events Coordinator, UNI

Dr. Tiffany Flowers- Literacy Expert, Georgia State University

Angel Stigler- UNI Panther Promoter and Community Advocate

Juana Hollingsworth- Assistant Director, Diversity and Recruitment, Admissions Office

Stacy McGauvran-Hruby- Manager, Marketing and Communications, College of Education

Dr. David Hernandez-Saca- Special Education, UNI to the Conference Task Force