College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Dr. Socorro Herrera
Executive Director
Dr. Kevin Murry
Director of Research
238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125

Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy Faculty and Staff

Socorro Herrera

Socorro Herrera

Professor and Executive Director
221 Bluemont Hall
785-532-3833
sococo@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Eastern New Mexico University
  • M.S. - Multicultural Guidance and University Counseling, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Ph.D. - Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
Courses
  • Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education
  • ESL/Dual Language Methods
  • ESL/Dual Language Assessment
  • Reading and the Bilingual Child
  • ESL/Dual Language Practicum
  • Doctoral Research
  • Topics: Differentiated Literacy Strategies for ELLs
  • ESL Masters Project
  • Issues in Bilingual Education
  • Topics: Second Language Literacy
Research Interests

Emergent literacy; reading strategies for ELL students; differential learning needs of second language learners; mutual accommodation for language learning students; socio-political dynamic influence on programming for diverse populations

Kevin Murry

Kevin Murry

Associate Professor and Director of Research and Development
218 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2842
xmas@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Health Sciences/Counseling, University of Texas
  • M.B.A. - Interdisciplinary Studies/Human Resource Development, Texas Tech University
  • Ph.D. - Educational Leadership and Multicultural Studies, Texas Tech University
Courses
  • Seminar: Ethnographic Research and Scholarship
  • ESL/Dual Language Linguastics
  • Bilingual/ESL Education
  • Culture and Language in Classroom Practice
  • Practicum/ESL/Secondary
  • Doctoral Research
  • Seminar: Ethnographic Research and Diverse Populations
  • Seminar: ESL Linguistics
  • Seminar: Pedagogy of CLD Learners
  • Seminar: Curriculum Materials/ESL
Research Interests

ESL/Dual language programming in secondary public schools; advocacy frameworks for culturally and linguistically diverse students; linguistic and cross-cultural dynamics of ESL instruction; portfolio-based practicum experiences; school restructuring

Rebekah Allen

Rebekah Allen

Instructor, Project REACH

Waldemar Biniecki

Waldemar Biniecki

Instructor
447 Bluemont Hall
785-532-1174
biniecki@k-state.edu

Jennifer Brunenn

Jennifer Brunenn

Computer Information Specialist
231 Bluemont Hall
785-532-3179
jbrunenn@k-state.edu

Shelley Camba

Shelley Camba

Instructor, Project REACH

Andrew Dalton

Andrew Dalton

Project Manager
334 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6046
daltona@k-state.edu

Pedro Espinoza

Pedro Espinoza

Project Manager
333 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5808
pedro1@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Secondary Education, Kansas State University
Courses
  • BESITOS Program
Research Interests

Tutoring and monitoring academic progress

Rebekah Ewing

Rebekah Ewing

Instructor, Project REACH

Cristina Fanning

Cristina Fanning

Instructor and Associate Director
234 Bluemont Hall
785-532-7685
cris@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - Social Sciences and History, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Secondary Education/ESL, Kansas State University
Courses
  • ESL Linguistics
  • Culture and Language in Classroom Practice
  • English as a Second Language distance education courses
Research Interests

Investigation of school curriculum using the interpretive community of Critical Race Theory; organizations that have had drastic implicit and explicit changes in cultural and societal realities using a phenomenology/ethnographic approach; motivation and resiliency factors among first generation Latinas attending college; critical theories and their role in adult education; education history and philosophy; second language acquisition research

Robert Fanning

Robert Fanning

Associate Director
446 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125
rfanning@k-state.edu

Melissa Holmes

Melissa Holmes

Instructor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
222 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5281
melissa@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - English Literature (Spanish Minor), Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Adult and Occupational Education, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Recruitment and retention of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups; literacy instruction for second language learners in higher education; preparation of teacher candidates for success with diverse classroom populations; second language acquisition

Shabina Kavimandan

Shabina Kavimandan

Instructor and Title II Coordinator
238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125
shabina@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - English Literature, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
  • M.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Elementary education with emphasis on classroom implications of socio-cultural processes on linguistic development of students and various assessment strategies for appropriate placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students

Katie Kramer

Katie Kramer

Instructor
224 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2890
kramerkm@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - English, Westminster College (Fulton, MO)
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Curriculum and Instruction/ESL, Kansas State University
Courses
  • Culture and Language in Classroom Practice
  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • TOEFL Preparation - Writing
Research Interests

Effects of biography-driven and culturally responsive instruction in domestic and international classrooms; relationships between culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and their communities; effects of service-learning for English language learners; second language acquisition; ESL/dual language programming in elementary public schools

Joseph Kuhl

Joseph Kuhl

Director, Project REACH

Miki Loschky

Miki Loschky

Instructor
233 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5612
mikil@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - Cultural Anthropology, Stephens College
  • M.A. - English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii
Research Interests

Bilingual phenomena (e.g. code-switching and child language socialization); using students' backgrounds (e.g. native languege skills, etc.) to increase their comprehension and production; teacher perception of the Office of Civil Rights Compliances

Grizelda MacDonald

Grizelda MacDonald

Project Manager
336 Bluemont Hall
785-532-7739
grizmac1@k-state.edu

Guadalupe Magaña

Guadalupe Magaña

Instructor, Project REACH

Matt McGinniss

Matt McGinniss

Instructor, Project REACH

Sheri Meredith

Sheri Meredith

Program Specialist
sherim@k-state.edu

Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Project Manager, Language Development
248 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5693
aliah@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Clinical Psychology in French, Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
  • M.A. - Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University, Orange County, CA
Courses and Curriculum Development
  • Four Skills Development for English Teachers
  • Educate and Motivate! Career Development Self-Advocacy Series
  • Career/Life Planning: Disability Awareness and Advocacy
  • Interpersonal Development for Young Adults with Disabilities (Autism Focus)
  • TOEFL Test Preparation
  • ESL Grammar: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • ESL Listening/Speaking: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • ESL Academic Writing
Research Interests

Vocational and interpersonal development for college age adults with disabilities; multicultural counseling within this special population; disability awareness and advocacy models

Catherine Mougalian

Catherine Mougalian

Instructor, Project REACH

Gisela Nash

Senior Administrative Assistant
238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-3178
giselan@k-state.edu

Melissa Prescott

Melissa Prescott

Instructor
236 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5931
melpres@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - English with minors in Women's Studies and American Ethnic Studies, Kansas State University
  • M.A. - English, emphasis in Cultural Studies with a graduate certificate in Women's Studies, Kansas State University
Courses
  • Expository Writing 100
  • Expository Writing 200
  • Introduction to Women's Studies
  • Advanced Academic Writing
Research Interests

Second language writing; critical race theory; gender and sexuality studies; cultural studies; transnational feminisms; critical pedagogy; first generation student retention; alternative parenting structures

Laura Reagan

Laura Reagan

Instructor, Project REACH

Christopher Remple

Christopher Remple

Instructor
437 Bluemont Hall
785-532-1180
cremple@k-state.edu

Lydia Shatkin

Lydia Shatkin

Instructor, Project REACH

Marisol Teran-Pinion

Marisol Teran-Pinion

Instructor
227 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5853
map9559@k-state.edu

Tyson Umberger

Tyson Umberger

Instructor, Project REACH

Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela

Systems Programmer
229 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5611
jvalenzu@k-state.edu