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

Leticia Burbano de Lara

Leticia Burbano de Lara

Assistant Professor
229 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5611
leticiab@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - Spanish Philology, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • M.A. - Applied Linguistics, Texas Tech University
  • Ph.D. - Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University
Courses
  • Dual Applied Linguistics
  • Culture and Language
  • ESL/Dual Language Methods
Research Interests

Dual applied linguistics, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and critical race theory and decolonizing methodologies to construct alternative paths in education

Alison Camba

Alison Camba

Instructor, Project REACH

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

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

Gilbert Herrera

Senior Administrative Assistant
238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125
gilber7@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

Jason Litzenberg

Jason Litzenberg

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

Guadalupe Magaña

Guadalupe Magaña

Instructor, Project REACH

Mona Menking

Mona Menking

Associate Director for International Outreach
mmenking@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Business Administration, The University of New Mexico
  • M.Ed. - Education, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador
Bio

Mona Menking has worked in higher education since 2001, serving the Office of the President at USFQ in various capacities, including Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, and International Summit Coordinator. At USFQ she gained a deep understanding of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process as USFQ prepared for U.S. accreditation. After working for a brief period in Western Kentucky University’s Office of Enrollment Management (2008), she began telecommuting as an International Admissions Counselor for the University of Mississippi, with a special emphasis on Latin America and the Middle East and successfully did this for three and a half years. She resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Sheri Meredith

Sheri Meredith

Program Specialist
sherim@k-state.edu

Gisela Nash

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

Rebecca Pagel

Administrative Assistant
219 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2843
rkp4466@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

Lydia Shatkin

Lydia Shatkin

Instructor, Project REACH

Erica Sponberg

Erica Sponberg

Graduate Teaching Assistant
248 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5693
esponberg@k-state.edu

Marisol Teran-Pinion

Marisol Teran-Pinion

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

Tyson Umberger

Tyson Umberger

Instructor, Project REACH

Kelli Wilbert

Kelli Wilbert

Instructor, Project REACH

Camille Williams

Camille Williams

Instructor, Project REACH

Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela

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