Maria Arreguin-Anderson

Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching



     

Biography


Dr. María G. Arreguín-Anderson earned her doctoral degree in Bilingual Education at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her work illuminates the intricacies of cultural and linguistic factors that influence minority students’ access to education in early childhood and elementary bilingual settings, specifically in the area of science education. Her research on dyad learning and dialogue, mobile learning, critical science pedagogy, and the intersections of language and social justice has been published in top venues in the field, such as the Journal of Latinos and Education, the Bilingual Research Journal, the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, the Journal of Environmental Education, and Action in Teacher Education.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Bilingual SIG selected Dr. María Guadalupe Arreguín-Anderson, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood & Elementary Education in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching as the recipient of 2014 Bilingual Education Research SIG Early Career Award.

For several years, Dr. Arreguín-Anderson has been involved in leadership positions at local, state, and national organizations that advocate for bilingual learners. She is current vicepresident of the National association for Bilingual Education and past president of  Texas Association for Bilingual Education. Dr. Arreguín-Anderson has previously served in the positions of Chair of the Instructional and Professional Development committee, Secretary, and Treasurer. Through her involvement with TABE she seeks to link educational research and educational policy to target the very issues directly addressed in her scholarly work. At the national level, she is associate editor of the National Education for Bilingual Education magazine, Perspectives, and has chaired the selection committee of the National Teacher of the Year Award. At UTSA, Dr. Arreguín-Anderson is a three times recipient of the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO), “Teacher of the Year” award” (2010, 2011, and 2013).