Texas Tech University

Ana Torres, Ph.D.

Teacher Education Department

Email: ana.torres@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0942

Office: Education 320

Dr. Torres is a native of Lubbock, and earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at Texas Tech. She has been an instructor at the College of Education since August 2007, and has taught undergraduate courses for those preparing to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. In addition to her instructional duties in Teacher Education, Dr. Torres, along with Dr. René Saldaña, works in partnership with several local elementary schools to promote culturally relevant literacy through community read-alouds, book-giveaways, and poetry reading competitions.

Ana Torres


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, 2006
  • Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies (Education, Linguistics, and Sociology), 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (minor in English), 1994

Areas of Expertise

  • Second Language Learning
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Literacy
  • AVID teaching strategies