Andrés Ramírez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry. His research explores culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies that promote the literacy and language development of Emergent to Advanced Bilingual students. He teaches courses in TESOL education, curriculum theory, systemic functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis. Ramírez's commitment to the cause of Latinx and other linguistic and cultural minorities is perhaps best expressed through the following thought, quoted in one of his writings.
“I long for the day when the accomplishments of Latinos and other linguistic and cultural minorities in the United States are so vast and quotidian that celebrating them would almost seem redundant and unnecessary. The good that is an intrinsic part of the ordinary fabric of an equitable society is not often celebrated boisterously, it is simply enjoyed, cherished, and built upon for the benefit of all future generations.”
María Vásquez-Colina, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. Her research focuses on assessment literacy, classroom assessment and the scholarship of teaching research methodology. She teaches courses on measurement, statistics and research methodology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Vásquez-Colina is committed to create and support learning exchanges to help increase assessment literacy and assessment awareness, with a special interest in minorities including the Hispanic and Latinx community. She is originally from Peru and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
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