Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hagedorn Hall 228
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Degrees: PHD, 2002, Univ Arizona; MA, 1999, Univ Arizona; BS, 1997, Colegio Superior
Bio: Dr. Andrea García is an Associate Professor in the Literacy Studies Department at Hofstra University. She also serves as the director of Hofstra University’s Reading/Writing Learning Clinic, located at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. Dr. García received her Ph.D. in Language, Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona. She is from Mexico City, where she worked as a Special Education teacher and a Speech and Language Pathologist. Her scholarly work is dedicated to understanding and supporting language and literacy development of individuals who are living in multilingual and transnational communities. Dr. García’s research interests include sociocultural and psycholinguistic perspectives of literacy, literacy assessment and instruction, and early literacy and biliteracy development in multilingual communities. She is also interested in promoting dialogue with teachers about sociopolitical issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity in literacy learning in schools. Dr. García is an elected member of the Elementary Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English, and a board member of Nassau Reading Council, a chapter of the International Reading Association. She is co-editor of School Talk and serves in the editorial review board of Language Arts.