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Arizona State University, School of Education
Dr. Eugene Garcia is Vice President for Education Partnerships at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education. The purpose of this role is to strengthen K-12 education in the state of Arizona by linking the University and private sector, which encompasses the coordination of teacher preparation across colleges and campuses in Arizona, as well as the implementation of the university-public school initiative to establish campus schools. Dr. Garcia is currently chairing the National Task Force on Early Education for Hispanics funded by the Foundation for Child Development and the Mailman Family Foundation. Previous positions have included: Dean at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education from July 2002 to July 2006 and Senior Officer and Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in the U.S. Department of Education from 1993-1995.
Dr. García has published extensively in the area of language teaching and bilingual development. He is presently conducting research in the areas of effective schooling for linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. Dr. Garcia’s most recent books include: Hispanic Education in the United States: Raíces y Alas and Understanding and Meeting the Challenge of Student Diversity — both published in 2001. A new book, Teaching and Learning in Two Languages: Bilingualism and Schooling in the United States, was released by Teachers College Press in 2005.