Meet Our Alumni

Curriculum and Instruction graduate degree programs prepare students for a variety of careers. Our students go on to pursue jobs in education, but also extend their skills to other learning environments and professions. Many of our alumni become teachers, professors, teacher educators, policy makers, administrators, and instructional designers for emerging learning technologies. Our programs provide unique opportunities that prepare students to work in public and private schools, universities, government agencies, and private sector industries.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

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Iliana Alanís

Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1998

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Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, Director of the Center for Collaborative Research and Community Engagement, Professor of Bilingual/Mathematics Education at The University of New Mexico

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1998

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Dora Fabelo

Executive Director for Human Resources, Retired, Austin Independent School District

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1987

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Belinda Flores

Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1999

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Elizabeth Greer

Doctoral Student

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

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Kathryn Henderson

Assistant Professor, Department of Bilingual-Bicultural Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

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Clarena Larrotta

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2005

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Manuel Martinez

Second grade dual language teacher at Houston Elementary School, Austin, Texas

Proyecto Maestría BBE Master’s Graduate, 2013

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Monica Tellez de Arste

M.Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education, 2009

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Christian Zúñiga

Visiting Professor, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

Cultural Studies in Education

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Albert Bimper, Jr.

Senior Associate Athletic Director & Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Juan F. Carillo

Assistant Professor of Education, Cultural Studies and Literacies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010

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Aurora Chang

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University, Chicago

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Carla García-Fernández

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies Department, California State University Northridge

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G. Sue Kasun

Assistant Professor, Language Education, Georgia State University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Keith M. Sturges

Founder and CEO Indikus Program Evaluation and Planning Nashville, Tenn.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011

Early Childhood Education

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Nailah Jones

ESL/Kinder Teacher, Govalle Elementary School, Austin, Texas

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Jill Scott

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Abilene Christian University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010

Language and Literacy Studies

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Caitlin McMunn Dooley

Georgia Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Atlanta, GA

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2004

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Leah Durán

Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

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Michelle Fowler-Amato

Assistant Professor of English and English Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Language and Literacy Studies, 2015

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Michiko Hikida

Assistant Professor of Elementary Language Arts, The Ohio State University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

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Angie Zapata

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015

Learning Technologies

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Katherine Cennamo

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1989

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Kimberly Gonzales

Digital Content Engineer, Texas Instruments

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Yung-wei Hao

Professor, National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction 2004
M.A. in Foreign Language Education

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Jake Henson

Learning Experience Designer, Six Red Marbles

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2017

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Chung-Kai Huang

Associate Professor of International Business, National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Melinda Jackson

Instructional Designer, Enspire Learning Austin, Texas

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1999

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Jina Kang

Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2017

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Royce Kimmons

Assistant Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2013

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Lance Kinney

Executive Director, Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2015

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Jaejin Lee

Associate Research Fellow: BK21 Plus Institute of Future Education Design, Seoul National University

Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2015

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Haekyung Lee

Manager, CJ Corporation, South Korea

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008

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Shih-Ting Lee

Instructional Designer and Adjunct Professor, Austin Community College

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009
M.S. in Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry, 2002
B.A. in English Language and Literature, 2000

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Sa Liu

Assistant Professor of Interactive Technologies, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2018

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Jan McSorley

VP, Accessibility for Psychometrics and Testing Services at Pearson

M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2003

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Justin Olmanson

Assistant Professor of Learning, Teaching, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011

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Yajun Qiu

Instructional Designer in L&D, PwC CN/HK

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2016

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Ashley Reinhardt

Founder, Wonderwell Early Learning Center, Austin, TX

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, 2013

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Liuyi Shu

E-Learning Developer and Graphic Designer, PwC China and Hong Kong, Shanghai, China

M.A., 2018

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Brian Stockus

Senior Instructional Designer, Time to Know Austin, Texas

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2006

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Elena Winzeler

Learning Experience Design Manager, Six Red Marbles

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2016

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Jennifer Wivagg

Technology Integration Specialist at Keystone School San Antonio, TX

Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2013

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Timothy Yuen

Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008

Physical Education Teacher Education

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Erin Centeio

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

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Brian Dauenhauer

Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2014

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Willy Kipkemboi Rotich

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure, New York

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010

Social Studies Education

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Whitney Blankenship

Coordinator of Secondary History Education and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Rhode Island College Providence, RI

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008

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Brooke Blevins

Assistant Professor of Education, Baylor University Waco, TX

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011

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Antonio J. Castro

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Missouri Columbia, MO

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009

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LaGarrett King

Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education, Clemson University Clemson, SC

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012

STEM Education

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Jenny Buontempo

Research Data Analyst, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University

B.S., Mathematics and International Business and Trade, Saint Peter’s College
M.A., Interdisciplinary Education, Santa Clara University
M.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas
Ph.D., STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin

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Chun-Yen Chang

Director of the Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University

Ph.D. in Science Education, 1996

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Barbara King

Assistant Professor in Math Education, Florida International University

Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, 2012

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Juanita M. Silva

Assistant Professor of Math Education at Texas State University

B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin

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Vanessa Svihla

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, University of New Mexico

Ph.D. in Science Education, 2009

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Janice Trinidad

Teacher, Manor Tech High School 

Ph.D. in Physics, Certification from UTeach Natural Sciences, 2007

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Candace Walkington

Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning, Southern Methodist University

Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, 2010