Rebecca Blum Martinez, Ph.D.

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NABE Member-at-Largeblummtz@gmail.com Rebecca Blum Martinez is Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, where she specializes in bilingualism, second language learning and language maintenance and revitalization in language minority communities—particularly Spanish-speaking and American Indian populations. Her research and scholarly interests have long centered on the study of language development in bilinguals and second language development across varied learning contexts. Dr. Blum Martinez has also served as the director of Latin American Program in Education that serves as a liaison between the UNM College of Education and Latin American educational … Continued

Cristina Alfaro, Ph.D Western Region Representative

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NABE Western Region Representative calfaro@sdsu.edu Cristina Alfaro, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President of Global Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Alfaro is Professor and Past Chair of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department in the College of Education where she has championed and led the largest bilingual teacher education-social justice-based program in the state of California. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in the field of democratic cultural and linguistic diversity education. Dr. Alfaro is also the Director of the Formadores de Docentes Binacionales, a project that addresses the needs of the Students We Share … Continued

Miriam E. Ebsworth, Ph.D.

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NABE Secretary & Eastern Region Representative mee1@nyu.edu Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Ph.D., currently represents the Eastern region of NABE (including Puerto Rico) and has just begun her tenure as NABE secretary. Miriam has a hybrid multilingual multicultural identity. A native Yiddish speaker with dominance in English, Miriam is also bilingual in Spanish and Hebrew, two of her heritage languages. Born in Brooklyn, New York, her extended family is broad including family members who hail from Argentina, Puerto Rico, Panama, Montreal, Wales, England, and China. She earned a Bachelor’s in French and Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College, a Master’s in TESOL … Continued

Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Ph.D.

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Dr. Tinajero is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Bilingual Education at The University of Texas at El Paso, where she also directs the nationally acclaimed Mother- Daughter/Father-Son Programs. Dr. Tinajero is a noted author and featured speaker in the field of gender equity, cultural diversity and in the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in higher education. Dr. Tinajero specializes in staff development and school-university partnership programs. A consultant to school districts, publishing companies and universities throughout the United States, Tinajero has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous international, national, state, regional and local … Continued