Dorothy Kauffman (Ph.D., University of Maryland), is a consultant with the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities at CAL include conducting teacher-training sessions that address effective instruction for ESL students K-12.

A former elementary school classroom and reading teacher, she has served as a reading consultant and taught speech, reading, and English composition courses at community college level. At university level she has extensive experience teaching reading, language arts, and children's literature, as well as supervising student teachers.

Dorothy is the author of The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, published by Oxford University Press, as well as a supplementary reading series for grades 1-6 and content-based ESL literature units for grades K-1. She also helped to develop a social studies curriculum and textbooks for Standard I and II students in Belize, Central America, and recently completed a series of English language arts workbooks for students in grades K-5, and a program staff development materials about teaching reading to English language learners entitled What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?