Bilingual and Multicultural Faculty

Name & Title

Credentials

Focus

At NAU

Since

Norbert Francis, Ed.D., Associate Professor

(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 1994)

Second-language reading, biliteracy and language transfer, bilingualism and metalinguistic development

NAU 1995

 

Willard Sakiestewa Gilbert, Ed.D., Professor

(B.S., M.A., Northern Arizona University; Ed.D., University of New Mexico 1986)

Bilingual and multicultural education, Indian education, curriculum development

 

NAU 1986

 

Mariella Espinoza Herold, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., Universidad normal Superior Pedagogica de Educacion Arequipa; M.A., Ph.D. University of Arizona 1998)

Second-language acquisitions theory and pedagogy, second language learning, literacy and biliteracy

 

Natalie Hess, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Indiana State University; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Arizona 1993)

English literature, teaching English as a second language, bilingual and multicultural education

 

NAU 1998

 

Jennifer O. Prior, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department Chair

(B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.E., Seattle Pacific University; Ed.D., University of Arizona ; Ph.D., Arizona State University 2003)

Early childhood education, literary, elementary education

NAU 2003

Jon Allan Reyhner, Ed.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., University of California–Davis; M.A., Ed.S., Northern Arizona University; Ed.D., Montana State University 1984)

American Indian bilingual education, history of American Indian education, textbook content

NAU 1995

 

Faculty Emeriti

Gina P. Cantoni, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor

(Doctorate in Belles Lettres and Philosophy, University of Rome, Italy 1943)

Teacher training, research in bilingual and multicultural education

 

NAU 1972 (retired 2000)

Roberto Luís Carrasco, Ed.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A.T., California State University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Harvard University 1984)

Classroom interaction theory, school ethnography, second-language acquisition

NAU 1991