Marcela Cuellar joined the School of Education in July 2014 as an
assistant professor in higher education & leadership. She
received her doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational
Change at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information
Studies. Her research examines access and equity in higher
education, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging
HSIs, and Latinx student success. More specifically, Dr.
I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of
language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in
school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify
bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency
even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside
of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but
still struggle with the language and literacy demands
of their academic coursework.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva is an associate professor and director of
teacher education at the School of Education in University of
California, Davis. Her research focuses on preparing and
supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically
diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’
linguistic and academic content development. More specifically,
her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and
curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement.
Faculty ProfileEMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography
Office hours: Fall Quarter 2017 — By Appointment Only
Gloria M. Rodriguez’s current research explores notions
of educational investment that reflect efforts to build
upon community strengths in order to address community
needs within and beyond educational settings. Dr. Rodriguez
also engages in research that focuses on the political
economic conditions and educational trajectories of
Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color,
and low-income populations in the U.S.
Early Literacy; English Learners; Bilingualism and Bilingual
Education; Educational Television and Multimedia; Language
Acquisition; Literacy development; Quantitative methods;
Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.