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ESOL Program Coordinator; Associate Professor
Dr. Coady’s research includes teacher education and professional development for rural educators of English learners, multilingual education, and cross language transfer and meta-knowledge in the writing of bi/multilingual students. She serves on the board of the Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacies in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Coady is a U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Specialist Scholar.
Director of the School of Teaching and Learning; Professor
Dr. de Jong’s research focuses on dual language, two way immersion programs in the U.S. and teacher education. Dr. de Jong serves as President of the international TESOL organization (tesol.org) and is originally from the Netherlands.
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 emerging bilingual students and how teachers can support these practices. He is currently part of three research projects that investigate 1) how bilingual students strategically translate texts to support their language and literacy, 2) how newcomer bilingual students are supported across a middle-grades context, and 3) how pre-service and in-service teachers learn to support their students’ multilingualism.
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.