Dr. Yewande Lewis-Fokum is a Lecturer in English Language Literacy, Teaching, Training and Development at the School of Education, Mona Campus. She is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Iowa. Her research interests include literacy and language teaching, particularly among children at risk and interventions to assist such children. Her research explores notions of literacy in a creole speaking context and aims to identify best practices to support struggling learners in English language classrooms.