Zaline M. Roy-Campbell has taught in Uganda, Jamaica, England, Tanzania, Zimbabwe as well as in the United States. Since 2003, she has been on the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Linguistics and Language in Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her teaching focuses on the impact of culture on teaching and learning and her research focuses on how to penetrate the barriers to the academic success of disenfranchised students.
She is interested in questions of what counts as knowledge that is to be valued and how to shift the source locus of that knowledge. Her current research interests include language and literacy issues in education, preparing effective teachers of English language learners and the intersections between knowledge production and language of instruction.