Dr. Natalie Hess
Dr. Natalie Hess is professor of Bilingual/Multicultural Education and co-coordinator of education courses at Northern Arizona University in Yuma, where she teaches courses in language-acquisition methodology, culture, and literature. Dr. Hess holds a master's degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Arizona. She is the author and co-author of several ESL text books and teacher resource books as well as many articles on literary and pedagogical issues. Dr. Hess is a frequent presenter at local, national, regional, and international conferences and a frequently invited lecturer for professional development courses. She has taught English and English as a second language in both secondary and tertiary settings and has served as a teacher-educator in six countries. Her special interest is the illumination of language through the use of literature.