Colleen M. Hill is an advanced doctoral candidate in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona. Colleen’s research is centered around elementary teacher preparation programs. She is specifically interested in how university programs prepare their teachers to teach in diverse classrooms. Colleen’s dissertation looks at the influence of knowledge sources on pre-service teachers’ frames of reference around race, specifically police brutality. Colleen currently teaches the English Language Arts methods courses and is actively involved in the teaching community. Colleen recently published work around the literacy practice of a read-aloud and is working on two interdisciplinary pieces with colleagues.