Alice Lesnick, an IWT Senior Faculty Associate, is Term Professor of Education, Director in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, and Convener for International Programs at Bryn Mawr College. A literacy researcher with particular interests in community-based learning and distributed knowledge, Alice has been with the Institute for 23 years. Currently, she is leading leading a teacher research group as part of an embedded professional development program in a Philadelphia charter school in partnership with the Institute. A former preschool, elementary, middle, and high school teacher, Alice is the recipient of the Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award at Bryn Mawr College. Since 2013, Alice has led the Lagim Tehi Tuma/Thinking Together Program, in which American and Ghanaian university students join with community mentors each summer for action research, reflection, study, and language learning in collaboration with four education projects: an early education NGO, a community radio station, a cultural dance and music group, and a technology training center in Northern Ghana.