Mary A Avalos

Research Professor


(305) 284-6467
Mary A. Avalos is a Research 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 interventions that...

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

Assoc. 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...

Jason Dylan Mizell

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-4842
Jason D. Mizell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  Dr. Mizell completed his M.A. at the University of Connecticut (CT), and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (GA) in language and literacy education with an emphasis in TESOL and world languages. Dr. Mizell’s teaching and school...

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...

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...