Petros Panaou is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, Department of Language and Literacy Education, where he teaches children’s literature and literacy courses and coordinates the online Master in Reading Education program. Along with Janelle Mathis, Petros is the current editor of Bookbird. He chairs the annual Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature and was also chair of the scientific committee for the 36th International IBBY Congress. Petros has also served on several national and international boards and committees, including the USBBY Board and the Newbery Award Committee. He has authored a book and articles and book chapters on global children’s literature. He has translated two academic volumes and led multiple international grants.