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Culture of Research Excellence

The TAMIU College of Education's Culture of Research Excellence (CORE) aspires to create a transdisciplinary and collaborative research environment that will foster discovery, educate our students and community, and generate substantive solutions for a changing global society.

The following profiles recognize the research achievements of our faculty. 

 

Dean of the College of Education

Dr. James O'Meara

Dr. James O'Meara

"My top research interests are Teacher Gap, Education 2030, and knowledge mobilization."
 

 

Associate Dean / Chair of the Department of Educational Programs

Dr. Alfredo Ramirez
Dr. Alfredo Ramirez, Jr.
"My top research interests are teacher evaluation systems, teacher mentoring programs, and school reform."
 

 

 

College of Education Faculty

 
 
Dr. Benigno

Dr. Stephen Benigno

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
 
 
 

Dr. Randel Brown

Associate Professor of Special Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Randel Brown

Dr. Lorraine Dinkel

Associate Professor of School Counseling
 
"My top research interests are grief/loss, homicidal/suicidal ideation in student populations, and diversity in counseling."
 
Dr Garza

Dr. Sergio Garza

Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education
 
 
 
Dr Gill

Dr. Puneet Gill

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 
"My top research interests are STEM and interdisiplinary pedagogy, STEM and service learning with pre-service teachers, and STEM in border regions."
 
Dr Godina

Dr. Heriberto Godina

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 
 
 
 
Dr Huber

Dr. Tonya Huber

Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 

Dr. Josiah Johnson

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
 
 
 
Dr. Kim

Dr. Won Kim

Assistant Professor of Special Education
 
"My top research interests are special education assessment, identification, and evaluation; emergent bilinguals' learning processes; and preservice/inservice teacher training for learner diversity."
 
Dr Linn

Dr. Diana Linn

Assistant Professor of Special Education
 
"My top research interests are Disproportionality of English Language Learners in Special Education, Cultural Identity/awareness of pre-service teachers, and short-term study abroad programs."
 
 
 
Dr Martinez

Dr. Gilda Y. Martinez

Assistant Professional of Bilingual Education
 
"My top research interests are vocabulary development for English Learners, second language acquisition, and dual-language programs."
 
 
 

Dr. Jason Norris

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
 
 
 
Dr Pena

Dr. Mayra Pena

Assistant Professional of Curriculum & Instruction
 Dr Perry

Dr. Cody Perry

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 
"My top research interests are math anxiety, fraction strategies, and TExES exam preparation and pass rates."
 
 
 
 
Dr Pina

Dr. Cynthia Pina

Assistant Professional of Curriculum & Instruction
 
 Dr Sampson

Dr. Seth Sampson

Assistant Professor of School Counseling
 
"My top research interests are providing counseling services to refugee populations, effectiveness of SBIRT process for teens with substance abuse issues, and integration of social-emotional learning processes to promote college and career readiness."
 
 
 
Dr Sanchez

Dr. Bernice Sanchez

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 
"My top research interests are literacy and writing in K-12, social-emotional learning in secondary education, and curriculum and instruction."
 
 

Dr. Filiz Shine

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
 
"My top research interests are literacy, children's literature, and diversity."
 
 Dr Viloria

Dr. Maria De LOurdes Viloria

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
 
"My top research interests are culturally responsive leadership, educational equity for diverse students, and place-based educational leadership."
 
 
 
Dr Wang

Dr. Xuesong Wang

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction

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