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Dr.  Margo DelliCarpini

Professor and Dean and Vice Provost
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Dr. Margo DelliCarpini currently serves as the Dean of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development. Prior to this position, she served as professor and Dean of the College of Education at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.


She started at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, as an assistant professor in 2005, earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor in 2010, and was promoted to full professor in 2013. She served as the chair of the Department of Middle and High School Education for the last three of those years.


DelliCarpini also served as editor of the TESOL Journal from 2009 to 2015 and has authored numerous book chapters and refereed articles on English language acquisition, focusing on teacher preparation related to the development of academic English.


She received her doctorate in linguistics from Stony Brook University in New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics and master’s degree in TESOL also from Stony Brook University. She has a certificate in Educational Administration and Leadership from the Stony Brook University and is a licensed English as a Second Language educator through the New York State Education Department.


DelliCarpini was born and raised in New York. She is married to Joe Cohen and together they have four grown children (2 girls and 2 boys), and a grandson from her son and daughter-in-law in NY.