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Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Vetere’s teaching and research areas revolve around ESOL/World Languages teacher preparation (pre-service and in-service professional development). His research has sought to understand teaching practices as anchored within complex and diverse contexts. He has endeavored to investigate the dynamic relationships that exist within L2 instruction and teacher preparation.
Dr. Pacheco’s research interests include the language and literacy practices of multilingual students and how teachers can support these practices. He is currently part of three research projects that investigate 1) how multilingual students and their teachers participate in linguistically and culturally responsive biology instruction, 2) how secondary teachers support the development of virtue through examining truth, beauty, and goodness in language and literacy classrooms, and 3) how reclassified English learners participate in elementary science instruction.
Dr. Harper’s research is focused on second language reading development for bilingual children and teacher education. Dr. Harper has served on state- and national- boards and organizations during the span of her career, including Sunshine State TESOL, consultant to the Florida Department of Education, and national standards committees for teacher education.
Dr. Naranjo is responsible for ESOL-infusion among the program areas in the College of Education. She also works in teacher professional development.