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Faculty Fellows

Dr. Carla Amaro-Jimenez, Faculty Coordinator


Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez is an Associate Professor of Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include pre- and in-service teacher preparation in culturally and linguistically diverse environments, equity issues related to the schooling of English language learners, and pathways that can lead to college enrollment for traditionally underrepresented and Hispanic students. Dr. Amaro-Jiménez is also the Director of the Pathways to College and Career Readiness Program since 2010, and the Faculty Coordinator for the Supporting IDEAS (Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access and Success) Program. Her projects, which have been funded through external and internal grants totaling more than $6 million, have aimed to identify ways in which the needs of K-20 learners, but more specifically diverse learners, can be met through the implementation of research-based, results-driven strategies. Her work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the AT&T ASPIRE Foundation, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Bank of America, among others. Dr. Amaro-Jiménez has also been recognized for her teaching, including being a recipient of the 2017 UT System’s Outstanding Teaching Award and being inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2018.