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Deborah Romero

Deborah Romero

Director of Engagement

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As UNC’s Director of Engagement, Dr. Romero oversees engagement initiatives, particularly those relating to academic and curricular engagement and engaged research, scholarship, and creative works. Dr. Romero co-chaired the campus task force that developed the Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) Plan in 2012-13. In 2014, she successfully led UNC to complete a first time application and self-assessment that earned UNC the 2015 Community Engaged Campus designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Dr. Romero has more than 20 years of experience working in education in the U.S, Mexico, and the U.K, and she actively encourages critically engaged learning and research in her own courses. Her engaged scholarship agenda focuses on collaborations with local teachers and culturally and linguistically diverse immigrant communities, supporting and understanding multilingualism, literacies and identity development. She has published in both English and Spanish. Romero earned a B.A. in applied languages from the University of West London; an M.A. in educational psychology, from the Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico; and a Ph.D. in education with emphases in culturally diverse education and language, interaction and social organization, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contact Deborah Romero with questions related to:

How to engage with UNC academics or if you are interested in partnering to address a particular social need or issue within your organization or community.