Mohit P Mehta

Mohit P Mehta

Curriculum & Instruction

M.A. in Spanish, Texas State University, 2018
B.A. in Arch. Studies, Rice University, 2003

Email: mohit.mehta@utexas.edu
 

Assistant Director, Center for Asian American Studies, College of Liberal Arts.

Prior to pursing doctoral studies in Curriculum & Instruction, Mohit taught dual language (Spanish/English) in Austin, TX at the upper elementary level for 7 years. He has also worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, teacher trainer and volunteer in Nicaragua, Guatemala, India and Palestine since 2004. His research interests include the language and literacy practices of Asian American youth; bi/multilingual teacher preparation; diversity, authenticity and representation of Asian and Arab American children and families in children's literature; and humanizing pedagogies and research practices.

At the university level, he has been an assistant instructor (AI) for Foundations of Bilingual Education, Bilingual Language Arts Methods, Acquisition of Languages and Literacies. Additionally, he has designed and taught courses with the Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) in Asian American Studies and Asian American History. Mohit volunteers regularly with the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) to bring culturally responsive educational programming to Asian American children and families, with Trúc Viêt as a volunteer ESL tutor, and with newcomer students at a local elementary school.

He is completing a graduate portfolio in Asian American Studies as part of his degree.