Marilyn Ward (mjw)

photoMarilyn Ward grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan, surrounded by books.  Her father was a math professor and her mother was a first-grade teacher.

She is a Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Children’s Literature at Carthage College, where she teaches courses in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Social Studies Methods, and Creative Arts.

When she is not reading or teaching about books, she is a ballet dancer, globetrotter, and dollhouse aficionado.

Caitlin Cook (cc)

Caitlin Cook graduated from Carthage College in 2014 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Elementary Education and one in Cross Categorical Special Education.  She has worked closely with Marilyn Ward for over two years, especially in the venture of finding outstanding international books to use for instruction.  Currently, Caitlin is employed with the School District of Waukesha (Waukesha, WI) as a special education teacher.

Erlan Wheeler (ew)

ewheelerErlan Wheeler is a Carthage College computer science professor and free-range mathematician who handles the technological plumbing of OmniLibros, a name which he is very proud of having coined.  He might even write an annotation or two for a book about Japan or alien babies or some other topic that interests him.