Kara Mitchell Viesca, PhD, is an associate professor of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her scholarship focuses on advancing equity in the policy and practice of teacher development, particularly for teachers of multilingual learners.
She has served as the lead PI on $4.6 million of federal grants focused on supporting teacher development for teachers of multilingual learners and published her scholarship in many leading journals for educational research. Her work takes a particular focus on racial equity, which is why she was selected to be one of six scholars to co-lead the anti-racist journey called for by her campus leadership.
She is also a member of the leadership team offering Racial Literacy Roundtables each semester for pre-service teachers in her college.