My Research

My research agenda is dedicated to improving English language literacy and learning around the world! My main research interest is in all types of content-based language teaching including CLIL, EMI, and all the other acronyms that describe learning content through L2 English. Along with CLIL, I am interested in literacy development of English Language Learners, especially writing development.

My Education

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University. I hold a Master's in Education with an emphasis on international literacy from Sam Houston State University.
and a Bachelor's degree in Music with an emphasis in music education from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!).

What am I Working On?

1. CLIL and the Simple View of Writing from a Product and Process Lens of Writing

2. Translanguaging in Qatar EMI

3. The Effect of Technology on Spelling, Vocabulary, and Writing Development

4. Parental Engagement and ELL Literacy Outcomes