James A. Banks holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Professor Banks is a member of the National Academy of Education and is a past President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). His books include "Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, "8th Edition (Pearson, 2009), "Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives" (With Cherry A. McGee Banks), 8th edition (Wiley, 2013), and "An Introduction to Multicultural Education," Fifth Edition (Pearson, 2014). He is the editor of the "Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, " Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2004), "The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education" (Routledge, 2009), and the four-volume "Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education" (Sage, 2012). Professor Banks' work in multicultural education and citizenship education is known and influential throughout the world. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Turkish.