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RAFAEL LARA-ALECIO
Regents Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 107H Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-3467
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Primary Emphasis Area: Bilingual Education
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Short Bio
Education:
Fall September 1, 2000 - Present. Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology. College of Education, Texas A&M University.
Fall 1998- August 31, 2000 Associate Professor. Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas A&M University.
1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas A&M University.
1991-98 Professor, University of San Carlos de Guatemala,
1970-1971 Teacher Elementary and Secondary level, Rural Schools, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, 1970-1971

Administrative
1997-1999 Assistant Head for Diversity Initiatives, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University.
1993-August 31, 2000. Director of the Bilingual/ESL Programs. Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University.
1992-Date. Project Director/Principal Investigator of multiple
Grants and Contracts, Texas A&M University.
1980-1981 President
East University (East Campus, University of San Carlos-Chiquimula). Guatemala.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Billingual
ESL
Multicultural
Research Interests
Bilingual Assessment and Evaluation
Bilingual Content Areas of Instruction
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Instruction in Mathematics and Sciences
Bilingual International
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Irby, B. J., *Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, & Allen, T. (in press, 2020). Epistemological beginnings of mentoring. In B. J. Irby, F. Kochan, L. Searby, J. Boswell, & R. Garza (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell International handbook of mentoring: Paradigms, practices, programs, and possibilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. (In Press)

2. Irby, B., J., *Abdelrahman, N., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2019, In press). Historical context of the term, mentoring, in print. In B. Irby, J. Boswell, L., Searby, F. Kochan, & R., Garza (Eds). International handbook of mentoring. Wiley-Blackwell, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. (In Press)

3. Irby, B.,J., *Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, R. (2018, in press). Historical context of the term, mentoring, in print. In B. Irby, J. Boswell, L.Searby, F. Kochan, & R., Garza (Eds). International handbook of mentoring: Paradigms, practices, programs, and possibilities. Wiley-Blackwell, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell (In Press)

4. Tong, F., Tang, S., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Guerrero, C., & Lopez, T. (2019). A process for establishing and maintaining inter-rater reliability for two observation instruments as a fidelity of implementation measure: A large-scale randomized controlled trial perspective. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 62, 18-29.

5. *Garza, T., *Huerta, M., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (2019, published first online). A survival analysis of a language-infused science inquiry intervention for English learners. Journal of Educational Research. doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2018.1536965 [2017 Impact Factor: 1.951]

6. Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., *Guo, W., *Abdelrahman, N., & *Serrano, J. (2019). Teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of a science-infused literacy intervention for English language learners. Pedagogies: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1080/1554480X.2019.1673165 [Indexed in Scopus]

7. Tong, F., Tang, S., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Guerrero, C., (2019). The Determination of Appropriate Coefficient Indices for Inter-Rater Reliability: Using Classroom Observation Instruments as Fidelity Measures in Large-Scale Randomized Research. International Journal of Educational Research, 99, 1.

8. Kwok, O., Lai, M., *Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., J., Yoon, M., & Yeh, Y. (2018). Analyzing complex longitudinal data in educational research: A demonstration with Project English Language and Literacy Acquisition (ELLA) data using xxM. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00790 [2016 Impact Factor: 2.323]

9. Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., *Tong, F., *Guerrero, C., & Koch, J. (2018). Assessing conceptual understanding via a literacy-infused, inquiry-based science among middle school English learners and economically-challenged students. Education Sciences, 8(27), 1-20. doi:10.3390/educsci8010027. (Indexed-- Emerging Sources Citation Index and Scopus)

10. Garza, T., Huerta, M., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (Online: Dec. 31, 2018). A survival analysis of a language-infused science inquiry intervention for English learners. The Journal of Educational Research. doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2018.1536965. [2015 Impact Factor: 1.218]

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult #5. (PI)
TAMU CEHD (State)
2018/11/01 - 2020/05/01
Total Funding: .

Preparing Academic Leaders: Teachers of English Learners Building Instructional Capacity-- Project PAL. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/09/01 - 2022/08/31
Total Funding: 2,567,823.

Accelerated Preparation of Leaders for Underserved Schools (A-PLUS): Building Instructional Capacity to Impact Diverse Learners. (Co-I)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/09/01 - 2020/08/31
Total Funding: 13,692,601.

Massive Open Online Professional Informal Individual Learning (MOOPIL) for Bilingual and ESL Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, and Families. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/01/01 - 2022/08/31
Total Funding: 2,687,275.

Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunity (LISTO), a 5-Year Longitudinal Validation Project. (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2017/01/01 - 2021/12/31
Total Funding: 12,000,001.

Eco-Resilience NPD program: Synergistically Connecting Multiple Environments for the Success of English Learners. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 2,750,000.

Empowering Teachers of English Language Learners (ETELL). (PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2016/09/01 - 2021/08/31
Total Funding: 2,750,000.
Courses Taught
2019 - 2020
BIED 614, BIED 683, BIED 685, BIED 691
2018 - 2019
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 683, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2017 - 2018
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2016 - 2017
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 616, BIED 632, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691
2015 - 2016
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EDCI 691, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2014 - 2015
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2013 - 2014
BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 683, BIED 684, BIED 685, BIED 691, EPSY 691, BIED 616, EPSY 683
2012 - 2013
BIED 616, BIED 683, BIED 685, BIED 691, BIED 614, BIED 615, BIED 684, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2011 - 2012
BIED 613, BIED 683, BIED 691, EPSY 691
2010 - 2011
BIED 613, BIED 616, BIED 691, EDCI 691, EPSY 683, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2009 - 2010
EDCI 691, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2008 - 2009
BEFB 472, EDCI 691, EPSY 616, EPSY 682, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2007 - 2008
EDCI 691, EPSY 485, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, SPSY 691
2006 - 2007
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 611, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, EPSY 612, EPSY 636
2005 - 2006
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 636, EPSY 682, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2004 - 2005
EDCI 691, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2003 - 2004
EDCI 691, EPSY 611, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 691
2002 - 2003
EDCI 691, EPSY 610, EPSY 612, EPSY 613, EPSY 616, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 689, EPSY 691
2001 - 2002
EDCI 691, EPSY 485, EPSY 683, EPSY 684, EPSY 685, EPSY 689, EPSY 691, SPED 689
2000 - 2001
EDCI 485, EDCI 611, EDCI 613, EDCI 685, EDCI 691, EPSY 685, EPSY 691, TEED 425, TEFB 429
Former Doctoral Students
June Azua (Fall, 1998), Ph.D.
Maria De La Colina (Summer, 1999), Ph.D.
Sandra Cmajdalka (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
Emilio Rendon (Fall, 1999), Ph.D.
Roxane Cuellar (Spring, 2000), Ph.D.
Carlos Martinez (Fall, 2000), Ph.D.
Brian Lee Slovin (Fall, 2001), Ph.D.
Frances McArthru (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Linda Mohr (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Ana Maria Perez Gabriel (Summer, 2002), Ph.D.
Rosalind Brazda (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Claudia del Carmen Sanchez Castillo (Summer, 2003), Ph.D.
Martha Meg Galloway* (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Monica Fulz (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Edith Garcia (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Zulmaris Diaz (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Chia-Yin Chen (Summer, 2005), Ph.D.
Jennifer Esquierdo (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Fuhui Tong (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Nano Cox (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Ann Cruz de Quiros (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Miranda Fernande Walichowski (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Sandra Acosta (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Amber Penn (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Noelle Eason (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Tracy Spies (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Alma Contreras-Vanegas (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Elizabeth Trevino (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Margarita Hurta (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Maria Rea (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Yinan Fan (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Pei-Lin Yang (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Tiberio Garza (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Martha Trejo (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Lawrence, Frederick (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Cindy Guerrero (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Yadira Taboada Palacios (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
David Daniel Jimenez (Spring, 2017), Ph.D.
Julia Clare Lynch (Spring, 2017), Ph.D.
Jui-Teng Li (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Shifang Tang (Spring, 2018), Ph.D.
Alma Guerrero Velez (Spring, 2019), Ph.D.
Lileana rios-Ledezma (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2017 - ). Dual language research and practice journal

Co-Editor (2015 - ). Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders

Editorial Board Member (2005 - ). TABE Journal (Texas Association of Bilingual Education)

Associate Editor (1998 - 2005). Bilingual Research Journal

Editorial Board Member (1997 - ). Advancing Women in Leadership

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2005). Chairperson.  First chairperson for Dual Language International SIG

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(2005). Executive Board.  Texas Association Biligual Education Executive Board

Awards

(2019). Outstanding Service Award.  Department of Educational Psychology

(2019). Extraordinary Service Award.  Texas A&M University

(2016). Distinguished Professor Achievement Award, TAMU.  Award

(2016). 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement.  Award winner from Texas A&M University

(2015). Regents Professor Award.  Awarded by TAMU systems, Best Award given

(2015). Award given for Bilingual and ESL Education.  Suburban Houston Association for Bilingual Education

(2014). Distinguished Achievement Award in Research.  Texas A&M University

(2010). Higher Education Honoree Award.  Texas Association for Bilingual Education, El Paso, Texas

(2010). Mentor Award.  CEHD, TAMU, November 2010

(2010). Co-Chairperson.  Parental Involvement Special Session, National Association of Bilinugual Education

(2005-2006). Newsletter Editor.  Service as editor from Texas Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board

(2005). Continuing Education/Extension Pro/Outreach Award.  Association of Former Students, TAMU

(2000). Diversity Award.  Outstanding Individual Achievement in Promoting diversity

(1998). Co-Chair of Student Awarded Best Dissertation.  Dr. Robert Johnson awarded best dissertation by the National Assoc. of Bilingual Education

(1993). Teaching Excellence Scholar Award.  Center for Teaching Excellence, TAMU

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