Educating culturally and linguistically diverse learners, teacher education, TESOL, bilingual education, and rural education
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (ESOL/Bilingual Education), University of Florida, 2020
M.Ed., English Language Learners, Vanderbilt University, 2014
My research agenda revolves around the ideas that both educators and students need responsive and relevant opportunities to learn and grow, and that language plays a central role in the complex processes of teaching and learning. With this research agenda, I write about teacher identity, translanguaging, and professional development in rural contexts. Click here for my ResearchGate page.
Current Research Project
Currently, I'm working on a three-year research project, Supporting teachers of English learners in rural Upstate New York, funded by Ithaca College Center for Faculty Excellence (Summer 2022) and Spencer Foundation (2022 - 2025).
EDUC50100: Literacy Development for Linguistically Diverse Learners
EDUC34000: Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
EDUC22900: Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning in Education
Latest Book Read
Linguistic diversity and social justice: An introduction to applied sociolinguistics by Ingrid Piller
What works may hurt: Side effects in education by Yong Zhao
When Not Working
You can find me playing soccer at Cass Park.
What I Love About Ithaca College
The close connections with colleagues, students, and educators in Ithaca and surrounding communities. Plus, Ithaca is "Gorges"!
I am an Ithaca Firsts mentor for first-generation college students at IC and I have a black labrador retriever named Alex.