The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located in the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) on the main campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact Us

Main Office
George I Sanchez Bldg. 406
1912 Speedway

8:00am - 5:00pm | Monday - Friday
Phone: 512-471-5942
Fax: 512-471-8460

Mailing Address
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway Stop D5700
Austin, Texas 78712-1293

Department Leadership

Name Office Phone
Cinthia Salinas, Department Chair SZB 406 (512) 232-5182
Luis Urrieta, Associate Chair SZB (512) 232-4129
Melissa Wetzel, Associate Chair SZB 334G (512) 232-1423
Allison Skerrett, Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Chair SZB 344A (512) 232-4883
Joan Hughes, Graduate Advisor SZB 244M (512) 232-4145
Catherine Riegle-Crumb, STEM Graduate Advisor SZB 340E (512) 232-2388
TBD, Minority Liaison Officer    

Program & Area Contacts

Name Office Phone
Maria Fránquiz, Bilingual and Bicultural Education SZB 528C (512) 232-4108
Noah De Lissovy, Cultural Studies in Education SZB 528L (512) 232-4129
Jennifer K. Adair, Early Childhood Education SZB 528J (512) 232-3528
Melissa Wetzel, Language and Literacy Studies SZB 334G (512) 232-1423
Min Liu, Learning Technologies SZB 244N (512) 232-6248
Xiaofen Keating, Physical Education Teacher Education SZB 428M (512) 232-4785
Katherina PayneSocial Studies Education SZB 428C  
Catherine Riegle-Crumb, STEM Education SZB 340E (512) 232-2388
Deborah Kelt, University of Texas Urban Teachers, Master of Education plus Certification: English SZB 344A (512) 232-4883
Anthony Brown, University of Texas Urban Teachers, Master of Education plus Certification: Social Studies SZB 428L (512) 232-3902


Name Office Phone
Ricardo Avila, Administrative Associate SZB 406 (512) 232-9213
Daniela Balderas, Accounts Manager SZB 406D (512) 232-2912
Stephen Flynn, Graduate Coordinator, Admissions SZB 436 (512) 471-3747
Jeffrey Grimes, Graduate Coordinator, Current Students SZB 436F (512) 232-4080
Jim Maxwell, Executive Assistant SZB 406F (512) 232-5149


Please see our map for directions to the university. The nearest visitor parking is the Brazos Garage (BRG) located at Brazos and MLK Boulevard.