The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies has a strong tradition of preparing successful educators, researchers, and community leaders. We seek students who hope to make an impact in their professional and personal worlds, and therefore, we offer both undergraduate and graduate students an exceptional curriculum. Upon graduating, students leave our programs prepared to participate critically in the creation of a more just and democratic society, whether this is in schools, non-profit organizations, universities, or research tanks.

Patricia Sánchez, Ph.D.

Contact

Patricia Sánchez, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

patricia.sanchez@utsa.edu

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Why Study Bicultural-Bilingual Studies?

  • One of UTSA’s founding academic units
  • Nationally ranked #3 in bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural education by Hispanic Outlook Magazine
  • Graduated approximately 450 students in the last 10 years
  • 98% of doctoral students employed within one year of graduation
  • 68% of doctoral students pursue and find positions in academia

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Graduate Programs

We offer advanced training (master’s degrees) in bilingual and ESL teacher education as well as a Ph.D. in culture, literacy, and language. Check out these degrees and our certificates.

Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Faculty

Lynda Cavazos, Ph.D.

Lynda Cavazos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Martha Sidury Christiansen, Ph.D.

Martha Sidury Christiansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Lucila Ek, Ph.D.

Lucila Ek, Ph.D.

Dr. Bertha Perez Distinguished Endowed Professor in Biliteracy, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategic Partnership, Preparation and Growth & Professor, Founder and Director of The Academy for Teacher Excellence, UTSA Dual Language Community Lab Schools Partner, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Claudia Treviño Garcia

Claudia Treviño Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Kathryn Henderson, Ph.D.

Kathryn Henderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Gilberto Lara, Ph.D.

Gilberto Lara, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Kristen Lindahl, Ph.D.

Kristen Lindahl, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategic Partnership, Preparation and Growth, Professor, Principal Investigator for Project SELFIES, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Alex Mejia, Ph.D.

Alex Mejia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Patricia Sánchez, Ph.D.

Patricia Sánchez, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Daniela Silva, Ph.D.

Daniela Silva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Howard Smith, Ph.D.

Howard Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Jorge Solís, Ph.D.

Jorge Solís, Ph.D.

Professor, Co-Principal Investigator for Project SELFIES, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Helyde Torres

Helyde Torres

Assistant Professor of Practice, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Armando L. Trujillo, Ph.D.

Armando L. Trujillo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Bedrettin Yazan, Ph.D.

Bedrettin Yazan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Co-Principal Investigator for Project SELFIES, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

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We appreciate your interest in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and extend our warmest welcome to you from the Department.