Federico Salas-Isnardi, is a linguist focused on English as a Second Language, adult educator, and diversity trainer serving as Director of the TRAIN Professional Development Consortium at Texas A&M University. He has worked as a state and local adult education program administrator, teacher, professional developer, program consultant, and materials writer while serving in numerous volunteer roles in state and national organizations.
As a professional development presenter and conference speaker for over 25 years, Federico has developed presented nearly 80 different workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, most recently focusing on the developments making it necessary to rethink literacy education in the 21st century. Much of his work in the last decade has been on integrating social justice concerns in the ESL classroom and doing advocacy work on LGBT anti-bullying education and immigration reform.
He is co-author of Future English for Results a multi-media adult ESL series and Future US Citizens, a textbook to teach English to naturalization applicants.