School of Education

Graduated with PhD 2006
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Reich College of Education, Appalachian State University

I am a doctoral student in the School of Education. My primary areas of interest are bilingualism, code switching, culture, and bilingual education. I am currently researching ways that children and adults co-construct ideologies and practices of and about bilingualism in a dual language educational environment. I am concerned with the educational implications of mainstream US society’s understanding and treatment of linguistic and cultural diversity (as enacted in schools).