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Clarena Larrotta, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Adult Education at Texas State University


Clarena Larrotta is Associate Professor of Adult Education at Texas State University in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology. She draws upon qualitative research methodologies and the practice of engaged scholarship to connect the areas of teaching, research, and service in an organic manner. In collaboration with students and colleagues Larrotta aims to build bridges to connect the rich resources of the university to the most critical social, civic, and ethical problems by educating the adults, children and families in the local community. She aims to create, support, and document possibilities for change at the local and national levels. Her research agenda focuses on adult learning, adults and families’ language and literacy practices as windows into adult English instruction, family literacy, and bilingual/bicultural/diversity education issues.
Larrotta’s work comprises an edited book on Bringing Community to the ESL Classroom, several chapters published in different books, for example The 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, and research articles published in journals such as Adult Learning, Radiologic Science & Education, Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Multicultural Education Magazine, Georgia Journal of Reading, Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, and Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education.


Education Background
  • Ph.D, Bilingual Ed/Multicultural Studies,
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • MAEE, The University of Puerto-Mayaguez
  • BA, University of Quindio-(Colombia)


Clarena Larrotta

Associate Professor
Adult Education 

Phone: 512-245-6288
Email: cl24@txstate.edu

Office Hours: By appointment