Associate Director of STEM-CORE

Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, PhD

Associate Director, Associate Professor - College of Education

Dr. ZenaidaAguirre-Muñoz is an Associate Professor in, and is the program coordinator for, the Bilingual Education and Diversity Studies program within the Curriculum and Instruction department.  She received her Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Aguirre-Muñoz joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2004 and is currently the Assistant Director for the Center for Leadership in Education.

Selected Publications

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z.,  Ortiz, J. C., & Rubio, F. E. (in press). Developing OTL standards to monitor reform goals: A methodology. Education Research & Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory & Practice.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z. & Amabisca, A. A. (2010).  Defining opportunity to learn for English Language      Learners: Linguistic and cultural factors. Journal for the Education of Students Placed at Risk, 15(3), 259-278.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z. (2009). The impact of language proficiency on complex performance assessments:      Examining linguistic accommodation strategies for English language learners. LAP Lambert  Academic Publishing AG & Co. Koln, Germany.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z., & Solano-Flores, G. (2009).  Accountability and educational assessment for Latino,      English language learning students: Enhancing practices through multidisciplinary approaches. In, E.      Murrillo (Ed.), Handbook of Latinos and Education (pp. 503-522). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Mahwah, New Jersey.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z., Park, J. E., Amabisca, A. A. & Boscardin, C. K., (2008). Developing teacher capacity      for serving ELLs writing instructional needs: A case for systemic functional linguistics. Bilingual      Research Journal, 31. 295-322.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z. & Boscardin, C. K. (2008). Opportunity to learn and English learner achievement: Is     increased content exposure beneficial? Journal of Latinos and Education, 7(3) 186-205.

Contact Information

Office: Education 356

Phone: 806-834-4949

Fax: 806-742-2179

Email: z.aguirre@ttu.edu 

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