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

 

Elizabeth Greer
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Doctoral Student- BBE

 

Christian Zúñiga
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Visiting Professor, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

 

Kathryn Henderson
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bilingual-Bicultural Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Manuel Martinez
Proyecto Maestría BBE Master’s Graduate, 2013
Second grade dual language teacher at Houston Elementary School

 

Monica Tellez de Arste
M.Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education, 2009
PreKindergarten teacher at Ridgetop Elementary, Austin ISD

 

Clarena Larrotta
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2005
Associate Professor of Adult Education, Texas State University

 

Antonieta Avila
Ph.D. in Bilingual Bicultural Education, 2013
Assistant Professor of Second Language Education, University of Wisconsin

 

Iliana Alanís
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, 1998
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Belinda Flores
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1999
Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Alma Itzé Flores
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011
Doctoral Student, UCLA

 

Dora Fabelo
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008
Executive Director for Human Resources, Austin Independent School District

 

Cultural Studies in Education

 

Carla García-Fernández
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2014
Co-founder of Teachers for Social Justice: Deaf Learners organization

 

Keith M. Sturges
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011
Founder and CEO Indikus Program Evaluation and Planning

 

Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011
Assistant Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas

 

G. Sue Kasun
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Assistant Professor Cultural Studies in Education, Utah State University

 

Aurora Chang
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University

 

Albert Bimper, Jr.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Senior Associate Athletic Director & Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

 

Juan F. Carillo
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010
Assistant Professor of Education, Cultural Studies and Literacies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

 

Early Childhood Education

 

Jill Scott
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Abilene Christian University

 

Nailah Jones
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
ESL/Kinder Teacher, Govalle Elementary School

 

Foreign Language Education

 

Nihat Polat
Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education, 2007
Assistant Professor of Education and ESL MSED Program Director, Duquesne University

 

Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education, 2012
Assistant Professor, ESL Education, University of Arkansas

 

Yung-wei Hao
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction 2004
Associate Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

 

Language and Literacy Studies

 

Michelle Fowler-Amato
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Language and Literacy Studies, 2015
Assistant Professor of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

 

Angie Zapata
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, University of Missouri

 

Michiko Hikida
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Assistant Professor of Elementary Language Arts, The Ohio State University

 

Leah Durán
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2015
Assisitant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona

 

Caitlin McMunn Dooley
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2004
Georgia Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

 

Learning Technologies

 

Ashley Ivey
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, 2013
WonderWell Early Learning School

 

Timothy Yuen
Ph.D. in Currinculum and Instruction, 2008
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Jaejin Lee
Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher: BK21 Plus Institute of Future Education Design, Seoul National University

 

Lance Kinney
Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2015
Executive Director, Texas Board of Professional Engineers

 

Jennifer Wivagg
Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, 2013
Technology Integration Specialist at Keystone School

 

Kimberly Gonzales
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Digital Content Engineer, Texas Instruments

 

Justin Olmanson
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011
Assistant Professor of Learning, Teaching, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska

 

Brian Stockus
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2006
Senior Instructional Designer, Time to Know

 

Michael Anderson
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Director of Online Learning, UT San Antonio

 

Melinda Jackson
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1999
Instructional Designer, Enspire Learning

 

Haekyung Lee
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008
Manager, CJ Corporation

 

Katherine Cennamo
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 1989
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech

 

Yung-wei Hao
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction 2004
Associate Professor, National Taiwan Normal University

 

Physical Education Teacher Education

 

Brian Dauenhauer
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2014
Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado

 

Willy Kipkemboi Rotich
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2010
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, St. Bonaventure University

 

Erin Centeio
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

 

Social Studies Education

 

Antonio J. Castro
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009
Assistant Professor of Education, University of Missouri

 

Brooke Blevins
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2011
Assistant Professor of Education, Baylor University

 

Whitney Blankenship
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2008
Coordinator of Secondary History Education and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Rhode Island College

 

LaGarrett King
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012
Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education, Clemson University

 

STEM Education

 

Vanessa Svihla
Ph.D. in Science Education, 2009
Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, University of New Mexico

 

Barbara King
Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, 2012
Assistant Professor in Math Education, Florida International University

 

Candace Walkington
Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, 2010
Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning, Southern Methodist University

 

Janice Trinidad
Ph.D. in Physics, Certification from UTeach Natural Sciences, 2007
Teacher, Manor Tech High School

 

Chun-Yen Chang
Ph.D. in Science Education, 1996
Director of the Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University