Due to the renovation project in the College of Education's Sánchez building, offices on floors 2 through 5 may have limited access between May 17-August 11. Please contact the main office for information regarding office accessibility during this time.

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   (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
Luis Urrieta, Minority Liaison Officer   (512) 232-4129

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.