Mary A Avalos

Research Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-6467
Mary A. Avalos is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include teacher development and professionalism and literacy/language development for multilingual learners using Systemic Functional Linguistics as a tool for language teaching. She has worked with teachers to develop...

Stephani Burton

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


Stephani Burton is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She graduated from Boston College with a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture. Dr. Burton is a former Boston Public Schools teacher and her research examines how education policies impact diverse learners from historically...

Matthew Deroo

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-5217
Matthew R. Deroo is Assistant Professor of Digital Literacies for Multilingual Students in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. In his research, Matt seeks to learn with and from youth and their communities. His interdisciplinary research interests include the social and cultural contexts of immigrant and refugee...

Jennifer Lee Krawec

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-1308
Dr. Jennifer Krawec joined the University of Miami faculty in 2012 as a Research Assistant Professor. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University’s Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education. Dr. Krawec is the Principal Investigator of the IES Mathematics and Science Special Education...

Ana Maria Menda

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(860) 796-5036
Ana Maria Menda has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Miami and a Master's Degree with a focus in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from the University of Connecticut. Ana was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is trilingual in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Ana is interested in qualitative research with a focus...

Wendy Morrison-Cavendish



(305) 284-5192
Wendy Cavendish joined the University of Miami faculty in 2007 after serving as research faculty at the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. She earned her Ph.D. in special education with a cognate in criminology and her M.S. in reading and learning...

Shawn A. Post-Klauber

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice


(305) 284-5703
Shawn Post joined the University of Miami in 1989 and became Assistant Dean of the School of Education in 1994. She is currently the Associate Dean for undergraduate studies. She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology/reading from the university, and is a licensed school psychologist.Her teaching focuses on educational psychology, reading...

Walter G Secada



(305) 284-2102
Professor Walter G. Secada is a graduate of Miami’s Curley High School. He left Southeast Florida to earn a BA in philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in mathematics and Ph.D. in education, both from Northwestern University. He is Vice Dean of the School of Education and Human Development and Vice Chair...