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Language and Literacy Education

Elba Barahona

Elba Barahona

Elba Barahona, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. She joined the faculty at the University of North Texas in the Fall of 2016. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingual and English as a second language. 

Barahona earned her B.A. in Economics from the Central University of Ecuador, an M.A. in Teaching and an M.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University. Her prior experience includes work as a bilingual teacher at the Dallas Independent School District.

Rossana Boyd

Rossana Boyd

Dr. Boyd is a native of Honduras and a citizen of the United States. She holds a B. A. in Educational Administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, a M.Ed. in educational supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University. In Honduras she worked as an elementary school teacher and as principal of a bilingual school. She also worked as coordinator of a master’s degree in curriculum for the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and as a consultant for the Universidad nacional Autonoma de Honduras.

Lauren Eutsler

Lauren Eutsler

Lauren Eutsler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where she began in 2016. She earned her doctorate in 2016 from the University of Florida. Her research focuses on using portable technology to support children’s literacy development and training pre-service teachers to effectively use portable technology to motivate, enhance, and improve children's literacy learning.

Jeannette Ginther

Jeannette Ginther

Dr. Jeannette Ginther is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in 2017, her masters in Literacy Education from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2002, and her bachelors in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1999. Dr. Ginther happily began her career as a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher in New York.

Ricardo González-Carriedo

Ricardo González-Carriedo

Ricardo González-Carriedo’s research interests include bilingual teacher preparation, the internationalization of teacher education programs, literacy development among second language learners, and the representation of Latino students in the media. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of León in Spain and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Prior to his service at UNT, he worked at the University of Paris, France, for two years and was a secondary teacher in North Carolina and Arizona for 11 years.

Dan Heiman

Daniel Heiman

Dan Heiman is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department of Teacher Education & Administration and a faculty affiliate in the Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies program. His research uses critical ethnographic methods and examines how stakeholders make sense of and oftentimes interrogate neoliberal processes and policies in Two-Way Bilingual Education and critical bilingual pedagogies in the preparation of future bilingual teachers.

James Hoffman

James Hoffman

James Hoffman is a Professor of Language and Literacy at The University of North Texas and currently serves as the Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education. Dr. Hoffman is a former editor of The Reading Research Quarterly and The Yearbook of the National Reading Conference. He has served as President of the National Reading Conference and as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. Dr.

Angela Randall

Angela Randall

Angela M. Randall earned her Ph.D. in Reading Education at Auburn University. Dr. Randall's research interests include teachers' and students' knowledge of current high-quality children's books and the influence of teachers' attitudes toward reading on their students' attitudes. She has a profound love for children's books and is enthusiastic about exposing her students to the wonderful children's books available. Her elementary teaching experience includes teaching in grades 1 through 3 in Virginia, Texas, and Belgium.

RuthAnn Robbins

RuthAnn Robbins

Ruth Ann Robbins is originally from the state of Mississippi. She is the mother of two lovely children who have been the joy of her life. She has served as a classroom teacher, building administrator, central office administrator and director of elementary and federal programs. The programs included gifted, homeless, ESL, professional development, and curriculum PK-6. She is a self motivated professional with more than 20 years of experience providing support for students, parents, teachers and the community by implementing efficient educational practices.  Mrs.

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