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Monica Neshyba
Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 607 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Primary Emphasis Area: Bilingual Education
Vita: View Document
Office Hours
Tuesday     2:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday     2:00pm-3:00pm
Short Bio
A Ph.D. graduate in Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual and Bicultural Education at UT Austin, Monica Vasquez Neshyba has been involved in education for twenty years in various roles, including bilingual (Spanish/English) tutor, elementary teacher, bilingual curriculum coordinator, English as a second language/sheltered instruction strategist and English language learner assessment coordinator for central Texas school districts. She has also served as a program specialist for the Texas Education Agency in the Division of Student Assessment - Department of English Language Learners. In 2010-2012, she taught graduate courses for the online Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program for the University of Southern California.

Dr. Neshyba received her B.A. in Spanish from UT Austin and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Texas State University. She has presented at various local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics concerning English learners, including literacy, second language acquisition, gifted and talented education, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Dr. Neshyba's dissertation focused on how a high school mariachi class (offered as a course) can serve as a conduit for students' expression of identity and hopes to continue to research classrooms in various contexts as safe spaces for linguistic and cultural expression.
Research Interests
Bilingual/ESL Education
Critical Pedagogy & Transformative Education
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Populations
Examinations of Race, Class, Gender in the Sociology of Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Bryan, K. & Neshyba, M. (2016). ESL methods for equity and achievement. (Preliminary Edition – Online Only). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 978-1-5249-0944-4

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

Courses Taught
EDCI 365, EDCI 612
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Angelia Horton Knight (Fall, 2017), Ed.D.
Sarah Elizabeth Baker (Summer, 2018), Ed.D.
Abby Williams Morris (Summer, 2019), Ed.D.
Delia Maria Cruz-Fernandez (Summer, 2019), Ph.D.
Seung Han Yoo (Fall, 2019), Ed.D.
Jose Luis Zelaya (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.

(2017). Innovations in Teaching Science Teachers Award.  Associations for Science Teacher Education

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