College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher education

Research on the practices, procedures, and provision designed to equip (prospective) teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school, and wider community.

Nina Asher Nina Asher

In the mid-1980s, armed with my master’s degree in social work (from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay, India), I began working as a research assistant on intervention projects focused on improving the educational achievement levels…

Nina Asher

Erin Baldinger Erin Baldinger

My research agenda centers on the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers. I focus on two primary lines of inquiry: (1) novice teacher development of mathematical knowledge for teaching; and (2) supporting novice teachers to learn high-leverage…

Erin Baldinger

Jehanne Beaton Jehanne Beaton

Jehanne Beaton has worked as a secondary social studies teacher in the public schools for more than twenty years, the bulk of which has been spent in diverse, urban classrooms in Minneapolis. She holds an M.F.A.


Blanca Caldas Chumbes Blanca Caldas Chumbes

Blanca Caldas is an assistant professor in Multilingual Education and Elementary Education—College of Education and Human Development at The University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She completed her Ph.D.

Blanca Caldas Chumbes

Vichet Chhuon Vichet Chhuon

My research has broadly focused on the experiences of immigrant youth and students of color to understand how school institutions might better help them realize their promise.

Vichet Chhuon

Samuel David Samuel David

My work as both a teacher and researcher at the University of Minnesota are centrally concerned with improving instruction for minoritized multilingual students across diverse classroom contexts.

Samuel David

Jeff Henning-Smith Jeff Henning-Smith

Jeff Henning-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the Elementary Education and Social Studies program areas.

Jeff Henning-Smith

Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

Keitha-Gail received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota in 2016. Her research interests live at the intersection of collective memory work, elementary education, teacher education, being Black, and living queerly.

Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

J.B. Mayo J.B. Mayo

I am an Associate Professor in social studies education. I hold a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida, where my focus of study was gender and sexuality within the social studies, specifically on the formation and…

J.B. Mayo

Bic Ngo Bic Ngo

  • Professor, Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • 612-625-7520

My research and teaching interests focus on culturally relevant pedagogy, urban and multicultural education in general, and immigrant education in particular.

Bic Ngo

Gillian Roehrig Gillian Roehrig

My research and teaching interests are centered on understanding how teachers translate national and state standards into their classrooms.

Gillian Roehrig

Karla Stone Karla Stone

Dr. Karla Stone is a Senior Lecturer in Multilingual Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In that role, she coordinates the initial license and M.Ed. program for MN K-12 ESL and World Language teacher candidates.

Karla Stone

Ramon Vasquez Ramon Vasquez

Dr. Vasquez is an Assistant Professor of Critical Elementary Education. Before working in higher education, he served as an elementary school teacher in California.

Ramon Vasquez

Cynthia Zwicky Cynthia Zwicky

Cynthia Zwicky has been an educator for more than 25 years. In this time she has worked as a classroom teacher, a mentor to new teachers, and as a coordinator for various programs and initiatives, primarily with Minneapolis Public Schools.

Cynthia Zwicky
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