Heather K. Olson Beal

Heather K. Olson Beal received her PhD in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University in 2008. She is currently an associate professor of secondary education at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she teaches courses in student diversity, educational foundations, classroom management, literacy, and action research. Her scholarship examines the issues of school choice, second language education, and the educational experiences of immigrant students. She is a lifelong Mormon, a feminist, and a Mormon feminist activist. She was a board member of Ordain Women in 2013–14.

Heather contributed a chapter to Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism