Faculty for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Studies long-term relationships with Latinx bilingual students and teachers using arts-based biliteracy approaches to affirm and amplify silenced perspectives.
Areas of expertise include early childhood education, racial justice and equity in early learning, educational anthropology, video-cued ethnography, immigration and education, impact of social injustices on childhoods, project-based learning led by community expertise and early childhood educational leadership and program transformation.
Investigates the nature of STEM interests and interest-driven participation and learning, foundations of cognition in STEM disciplines, and learning out of schools.
Develops and evaluates interventions and assessments using technology to support the academic success of Latinx students and other students whose home language is not English.
Studies engineering and STEM higher education, including faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.
Focuses on historical and contemporary issues and discourses concerning African American students in schools and society.
Creates scholarship based around teacher education, especially relating to race and culture.
A member of the UT Proyecto Maestría Collaborative, she is a leader in Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
Researches the inclusion and censorship of LGBTQ+ representation in elementary contexts, particularly via literacy and literature.
Studies childrens literature and researches the home literacy practices of families with young children in under-resourced communities.
Examines effects of race, class and capital in schools and society; investigates and extends traditions of critical pedagogy and philosophy.
Her research focuses on Latina mothers and daughters language and literacy practices, the teaching of young writers in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, and family and community literacies.
Examines ethnographic language and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms, specifically focusing on how Latinx critical race theory explains the relationship between heritage language and culture and the evolving identities of future teachers.
Explores the intersection of the sociopolitical and mathematical lives of children with a focus on identity and learning.
Investigates intersections of race, language, and mathematics through the experiences of Latinx students learning and doing mathematics.
Research explores the intersections of multilingualism, scientific sensemaking, and teacher education, with a specific focus on the ways multilingual students engage in science practices through translanguaging.
Explores ethical campus leadership and factors that lead to successful leadership of educators.
Restorative practices; school-to-prison pipeline.
Research focuses on school contexts and teacher knowledge and experiences that support the establishment of digital equity for learning in K-12 schools, classrooms, and communities.
Mitch's research interests include the role of humor as a site for the mobilization of community cultural wealth, relajo in bilingual contexts and he is passionate about the different linguistic varieties, dichos, refranes, modismos, and chistes of the Spanish-speaking world. In addition, he is fascinated by how minoritized mono/bilingual Spanish-speakers leverage humor in both affiliative and disaffiliative ways to navigate the US education system and what this could mean for theory, pedagogy, and practice.
Researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among k-16 students, and technologies related to physical education teacher education.
Brings her experience in literacy education to UT with a specialization in preparing secondary teachers to work in urban schools.
Studies literacy, language, and multicultural education, especially involving new media and globalization.
Focuses on creating positive learning communities via social and emotional learning, organization/management, and differentiating instruction.
Explores how to democratize access to algebra for students who historically have had limited access to the STEM pipeline due to algebras gatekeeper role.
Examines inequities in digital spaces and focuses on creating technology-enhanced learning opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students and supporting in-service teachers to integrate technology in their classrooms.
Engages humanizing research approaches to examine equity-focused PK-16 STEM teaching and learning across urban contexts with a focus on Black girls.
Examines literacy teacher preparation, specifically the role of coaching and mentoring that occurs inside programs.
Coordinates the placement of teachers in field experiences and prepares students for ESL education.
Examines the contributions of strengths-based approaches in literacy instruction with Spanish-speaking bilingual teacher candidates and in-service teachers in the U.S. and in Latin America.
Researches civic education, early childhood/elementary education, and teacher education to examine the role of relationships, community, and justice to make classrooms democratic and equitable spaces.
Research centers on reframing how minoritized young children are constructed in early childhood studies through the use of women of color feminist perspectives.
Prepares students to become educators in bilingual and ESL education and mentors novice bilingual educators.
Focuses on gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational experiences and student achievement in STEM fields from a sociological perspective. Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods and analyses of large scale datasets.
instructional technology innovation for learning transformation game-based learning playful learning & enactive role-play augmented / virtual reality for learning instructional systems design online / blended learning environments connected learning & digital equity
Studies ways to make STEM learning experiences more equitable and inclusive, focusing on creating instructional materials that give learners more opportunities to participate.
Studies the ways culturally and linguistically diverse groups of people use disciplinary the core ideas and practices of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to explain phenomena or to solve problems that are meaningful and consequential to them.
Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.
Teaches preservice K-12 teachers how to teach meaningful STEM content in innovative, student- and community-centered ways.
Follows trends around cultural and racial identities, agency, migration, and social movements in education.
Literacy teacher preparation, coaching and mentoring, equity and justice in literacy instruction
Research focuses on preservice teacher education, critical literacy pedagogy, and restorative practices in education.