Deborah Romero is an Associate Professor in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education in the Hispanic Studies Program at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her Ph.D. in Education with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Language, Interaction and Social Organization, from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She has an MA in Educational Psychology from the Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico, and a BA in Applied Language Studies from Thames Valley University, Great Britain.
Dr. Romero teaches courses in Second Language Acquisition (TESL 350) Applied Linguistics for ESL educators (TESL 380), ESL Practicum (TESL 401/402) and Spanish for Professionals (Span 103).
Dr. Romero’s research interests use interdisciplinary approaches to study multilingualism and multimodal communication in linguistically diverse settings and with underrepresented students. She has published in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Romero currently serves as Associate Director for Faculty Development at Center for Enhancement for Teaching and Learning, where her grounding in sociocultural theories of human development, critical pedagogies and a commitment to equity and diversity in education, coupled with her background in linguistics and digital literacies, are all foundational elements in her own teaching-learning approaches and provide frameworks to actively engage today’s diverse faculty and students. http://www.unco.edu/cetl/faculty_development/