RAFAEL LARA-ALECIO
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Mail Stop: 4225
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Primary Emphasis Area: Bilingual Education
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Short Bio
Education:
Fall September 1, 2000 - Present. Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology. College of Education, Texas A&M University.
Fall 1998- August 31, 2000 Associate Professor. Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas A&M University.
1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas A&M University.
1991-98 Professor, University of San Carlos de Guatemala,
1970-1971 Teacher Elementary and Secondary level, Rural Schools, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, 1970-1971

Administrative
1997-1999 Assistant Head for Diversity Initiatives, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University.
1993-August 31, 2000. Director of the Bilingual/ESL Programs. Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University.
1992-Date. Project Director/Principal Investigator of multiple
Grants and Contracts, Texas A&M University.
1980-1981 President
East University (East Campus, University of San Carlos-Chiquimula). Guatemala.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Billingual
ESL
Multicultural
Research Interests
Bilingual Assessment and Evaluation
Bilingual Content Areas of Instruction
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Instruction in Mathematics and Sciences
Bilingual International
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, J.B., & Perez Gabriel, A.M. (In press). An educational policy of the gifted/talented students: A profile. Special Edition, NYSABE Journal. (In Press)

2. Zulmaris, D., Lara-Alecio, R., Mahadevan, M. & Irby, B. (In press). Are Texas universities taking action to recruit and retain bilingual/ESL teacher candidates? NABE Review of Research and Practice Journal. (In Press)

3. Irby, B.J., Lunenburg, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (in press). Curriculum decision making. In C. Kridel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of curriculum studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (In Press)

4. Irby, B.J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (in press). Distance education. In C. Kridel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of curriculum studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (In Press)

5. Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (in press, 2015). El Raton Vaquero. A bilingual literacy book. Published by Frog street (In Press)

6. Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & *Guerrero, C. (in press, 2015). Invited Chapter. How professional learning can shape teachers[48]19 pedagogical delivery of science and language teaching in middle school classroom for English language learners. In C. Buxton (Ed.) Teaching science to English learners: Research to practice. Springer. * (In Press)

7. Lara-Alecio, R., Koch, J., Irby, B. J., & Tong, F. (in press, 2015). Invited Chapter. How to measure big ideas in science for improving English language learners[48]19 conceptual understanding. In C. Buxton (Ed.) Teaching science to English learners: Research to practice. Springer (In Press)

8. Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & *Phuong, To Tam. (In press, 2015). Invited Chapter. The use of research-based ESL strategies with lower grade middle school English language learners in the science classroom. In C. Buxton (Ed.) Teaching science to English learners: Research to practice. Springer * (In Press)

9. *Huerta, M., *Tong, F., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2016, in press). Measuring and comparing academic language development and conceptual understanding via science notebooks. Journal of Educational Research. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2014.992582 [2013 5-year impact factor: 1.282] * (In Press)

10. Irby, B. J., Rodrguez, L., & Lara-Alecio, R. (in press, 2012). Montessori philosophy. In B. J. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Alecio, & S. Jackson (Eds.) and S. Jackson (Section Ed.)The handbook of educational theories. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (In Press)

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunity (LISTO), a 5-Year Longitudinal Validation Project. (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/01/01 - 2021/12/31
Total Funding: 12,000,001.

Catapult Round 3 - Project STAR (Service, Teaching, and Research) [Funded amount $30,000]. (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

2016-17 Online Bilingual Education Certification Preparation Course Trainings, Continuation. (PI)
TEA - USDE (Federal)
2016/11/29 - 2017/09/30
Total Funding: 250,000.

Eco-Resilience NPD program: Synergistically Connecting Multiple Environments for the Success of English Learners. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 2,750,000.

Empowering Teachers of English Language Learners (ETELL). (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 2,750,000.

Catapult Round 2 - Follow-up Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project Mission (Funded amount $30,345). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/05/01 - 2017/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

English Language and Literacy Acquisition Validation Study (ELLA-V). (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2013/01/01 - 2017/12/31
Total Funding: 14,827,438.
Courses Taught
2016 - 2017
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 632, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691
2015 - 2016
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EDCI 691, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2014 - 2015
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2013 - 2014
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691, BIED 616, EPSY 683
2012 - 2013
BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 685, BIED 691, BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 684, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2011 - 2012
BIED 613, BIED 683, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2010 - 2011
BIED 613, BIED 616, BIED 691, EDCI 691, EPSY 683, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2009 - 2010
EDCI 691, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2008 - 2009
BEFB 472, EDCI 691, EPSY 616, EPSY 682, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2007 - 2008
EDCI 691, EPSY 485, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2006 - 2007
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 611, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, EPSY 612, EPSY 636
2005 - 2006
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 636, EPSY 682, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2004 - 2005
EDCI 691, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2003 - 2004
EDCI 691, EPSY 611, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2002 - 2003
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2001 - 2002
EDCI 691, EPSY 485, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 689, EPSY 691, SPED 689
2000 - 2001
EDCI 485, EDCI 611, EDCI 613, EDCI 685, EDCI 691, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, TEED 425, TEFB 429
Former Doctoral Students
June Azua (Fall, 1998), Ph.D.
Maria De La Colina (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Emilio Rendon (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
Sandra Cmajdalka (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
Roxane Cuellar (Spring, 2000), Ph.D.
Carlos Martinez (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Brian Lee Slovin (Fall, 2001), Ph.D.
Ana Maria Perez Gabriel (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Frances McArthru (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Linda Mohr (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Claudia del Carmen Sanchez Castillo (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Rosalind Brazda (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Martha Meg Galloway* (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Edith Garcia (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Monica Fulz (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Zulmaris Diaz (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Chia-Yin Chen (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Jennifer Esquierdo (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Fuhui Tong (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Nano Cox (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Ann Cruz de Quiros (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Miranda Fernande Walichowski (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Sandra Acosta (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Amber Penn (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Noelle Eason (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Tracy Spies (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Alma Contreras-Vanegas (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Elizabeth Trevino (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Margarita Hurta (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Maria Rea (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Yinan Fan (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Pei-Lin Yang (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Tiberio Garza (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Martha Trejo (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Lawrence, Frederick (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Cindy Guerrero (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Yadira Taboada Palacios (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Reading and Writing

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders

Editor (2014 - ). Journal on Dual language research and practice

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journals of Gerontology Series - A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

Editorial Board Member (2010 - ). International Review of Education

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). International Journal of Educational Leadership

Editorial Board Member (2005 - ). TABE Journal (Texas Association of Bilingual Education)

Editorial Board Member (2001 - 2005). NABE Journal of Research and Practice

Assoc Editor (1998 - 2005). Bilingual Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (1997 - ). Advancing Women in Leadership

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2005). Chairperson.  First chairperson for Dual Language International SIG

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(2005). Executive Board.  Texas Association Biligual Education Executive Board

Awards

(2016). Distinguished Professor Achievement Award, TAMU.  Award

(2016). 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement.  Award winner from Texas A&M University

(2015). Award given for Bilingual and ESL Education.  Suburban Houston Association for Bilingual Education

(2015). Regents Professor Award.  Awarded by TAMU systems, Best Award given

(2014). Distinguished Achievement Award in Research.  Texas A&M University

(2010). Higher Education Honoree Award.  Texas Association for Bilingual Education, El Paso, Texas

(2010). Co-Chairperson.  Parental Involvement Special Session, National Association of Bilinugual Education

(2010). Mentor Award.  CEHD, TAMU, November 2010

(2005-2006). Newsletter Editor.  Service as editor from Texas Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board

(2005). Continuing Education/Extension Pro/Outreach Award.  Association of Former Students, TAMU

(2000). Diversity Award.  Outstanding Individual Achievement in Promoting diversity

(1998). Co-Chair of Student Awarded Best Dissertation.  Dr. Robert Johnson awarded best dissertation by the National Assoc. of Bilingual Education

(1993). Teaching Excellence Scholar Award.  Center for Teaching Excellence, TAMU

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