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I. Academic/Professional Background
 
 
A. Name: Clarena Larrotta                                                 Title: Associate Professor
 
 
B. Educational Background                                    
Degree
Year
University
 
Major
 
 
Thesis/Dissertation
 
PhD
2005
University of Texas at Austin
Multilingual Studies/Bilingual Education
 
 
 
Using a negotiated, holistic, inquiry-based curriculum with Hispanic adults developing English literacy
MAEE
1999
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
English Education
Strategies for the teaching and learning of vocabulary
BA
Modern Languages
1990
University of Quindío at Armenia, Colombia, SA
English Teaching
 
 
 
 
 
C. University Experience
 
Position
University
Dates
 
Associate Professor (tenured)
Texas State University
2012-present
 
Visiting Professor
 
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Fall 2013
 
Assistant Professor
Texas State University
2006-2012
 
Assistant Professor
 
Humboldt State-California
2005-2006
Lecturer (summers only)
 
University of Texas-Austin
2005, 2009-2012
Assistant Instructor    
 
University of Texas-Austin
2000-2005
Teaching Assistant
 
University of Texas-Austin
Summer I-2004
Lecturer I
 
University of Texas-San Antonio
Summer I-2003
Lecturer          
 
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
1999-2000
Assistant Instructor
 
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
1996-1999
Lecturer
University of Quindío-Colombia
1991-1995
 
 
 
D. Relevant Professional Experience
 
Position
Entity
Dates
 
Volunteer ESL Instructor
 
 
Literacy Austin
Austin, Texas
 
 
2003-2004
Assistant Researcher         
    
Just for the Kids, University of Texas at Austin, Texas 
 
2002
Computer Lab Instructor
       
Math Department, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
 
1997, 1998
Bilingual Editor  
Spanish/English                    
Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
 
1998
 
English & Homeroom Teacher    
Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades
Gimnasio Inglés at Armenia
Colombia-South America
 
 
Feb. 1994-Apr. 1996
English & Homeroom Teacher  
2nd and 5th Grades
 
International Bilingual School at Armenia,
Colombia-South America
 
Feb. 1991-Nov. 1993
 
English Instructor     
Children, Teens, Adults                             
Bi-national Center Colombo Americano at Armenia, Colombia-South America
 
May 1989-Mar. 1996
 
 
E. Other Professional Credentials (licensure, certification, etc.)
 
Degree/Title
Entity
Dates
Translator (Certificate)
University of Quindío at Armenia Colombia, South America
 
1990
 
 
 
II. TEACHING
 
A. Teaching Honors and Awards:
 
2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching: College of Education Award
2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching: College of Education Award
 
B. Courses Taught:
Texas State University
 
Education Ph.D. Courses Taught
 
EDP 7310 Instructional Roles in EAPS
ED 7314 Community Development for Educators
ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Writing
ED 7352 Beginning Qualitative Research
ED 7364 Team Development in Education
ED 7378 Problems in Education: Strategies for Data Analysis in Qualitative Research
        
 
MA in Adult Education Courses Taught
ADED 5321 Adult Learning and Development
ADED 7325 Teaching Adults (Hybrid format)
ADED 5334 Family Literacy
ADED 5337/ 7337 Adult Literacy
ADED 5344/ 7344 Multicultural Perspectives in Post-Secondary & Adult Ed.
ADED 5338 Applied Linguistics for Adult ESL (English as Second Language)
ADED 5339 Adult ESL Assessment & Evaluation
ADED 7342 Adult ESL Methods and Materials (F2F and Hybrid format)
ADED 5340 Adult Second Language Acquisition
 
MA in Educational Leadership Courses Taught
EDA 5347 Understanding School Environments
 
Curriculum & Instruction Courses Taught
CI 5330 Multicultural Teaching and Learning
 
 
Humboldt State University-Arcata (California)
School of Education Post-Graduate Credential Courses Taught
EED 733 Teaching Language Learners 
EED 733B Teaching Language Learners Seminar
SED 730 Bilingual/ ELD (English language development) Methods and Theory
SED 756 Bilingual/ ELD Methods and Theory Seminar
 
 
The University of Texas- Austin
Bilingual ESL Summer Institute Post-Graduate Courses Taught
EDC 385G Second Language Acquisition
 
Undergraduate Courses Taught
ALD 325 Second Language Acquisition (C&I Department)
SPN 506 Spanish I (Spanish & Portuguese Department)
SPN 507 Spanish II (Spanish & Portuguese Department)
Spanish for Business (McCombs School of Business)
 
Literacy Austin
Intermediate Level of Adult ESL Literacy (ESL III)
 
University of Texas-San Antonio
Bicultural Bilingual Studies Graduate Courses Taught
ESL 5053 Second Language Instruction in School Contexts
BBL 5063 Biliteracy in Bilingual Classrooms
 
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Undergraduate Courses Taught
Intermediate English Composition
English Grammar and Composition
English I
English II
 
C. Graduate Thesis/Dissertations or Exit Committees:
 
Graduate Dissertation Chair
Completed Dissertations
1. . James Andrews (spring, 2012)
Dissertation title: University response to crisis events involving international populations: The case of directors of international offices
2. Megan Trad (spring, 2012)
Dissertation title: Engaged scholarship in partnership with a local hospice: A qualitative case study in a radiation therapy classroom
3. Herman Horn (summer, 2012)
Dissertation title: The stories of eight Black males pursuing doctoral degrees examined through the lenses of critical race theory: Don’t believe the hype; don’t live the hype
4. Anthony White (summer 2013)
Dissertation title: Mentoring experiences of undergraduate Black males: A case study of their journeys, access, and participation.
5. Rosalind Oliphant (summer 2013)
Dissertation title: Black teacher leader narratives: Creating legacy through an ethic of care and justice
 
 
Graduate Dissertation Chair
Dissertations in Progress
1. Arlene F. Serrano (at analysis/writing stage)
Dissertation title: Financial literacy instructors working in community-based programs in Central Texas: Their journey and stories maintaining and interrupting the status quo
2. Sarah J. Uphoff (at proposal writing stage)
Dissertation topic: The critically transformative power of spoken word poetry in adults
3. Kenneth Breslow (at proposal writing stage)
Dissertation topic: Directors of disability services negotiating policy, institutional climate, their personal ontology and beliefs serving deaf/hard of hearing students
4. Jose Luis Moreano (at proposal writing stage)
Dissertation topic: Adult education and bereavement facilitation
 
Graduate Dissertation Committee Member
Completed Dissertations
1.   Debra Aceves (fall 2013)
Dissertation title: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Superintendency: La Lucha of Latina Superintendents in Texas
2.   Carl Van Aacken (summer 2013)
Dissertation title: The Role of Emotions in an Adult Classroom Setting —The Community College
3.   Keith Cunningham (summer 2013)
Dissertation title: The Role of Public Policy in the Educational Lives of Our Most Vulnerable Youth: The Mckinney-Vento Act and Homeless Children a Critical Policy Ethnography
4.   Patricia Hiller (spring 2013)
Dissertation title: A Look at How African-American Mothers Cope with the Imprisonment of an Adult Son and the Impact on Their Identities and Relationships
5.   Genise Henry (spring 2013)
Dissertation title: Resurgence Of The Spirit: A Qualitative Study Of African American Women’s Experiences in Doctoral Study
6.   Karon Henderson (fall 2012)
Dissertation title: The micro politics of educational policy: The intersection of policy, practice, and ontology of White English-speaking elementary teachers in the multilingual classroom
7.   Thomas Cox (fall 2012)
Dissertation title: Exploring learner-centeredness within an American sign language/English interpreter training program
8.   Amber Thompson (fall 2012)
Dissertation title: The lived experiences of female university presidents in Texas: Stories from a feminist standpoint
9.   Mónica Valadez (summer 2012)
Dissertation title: Culturally responsive leadership in a culturally and linguistically diverse school: A case study of the practices of a high school leader
10.Natasha Dawn Ray (fall 2011)
Dissertation title: An examination of the effects of pre-surgical education on patient expectations in total knee arthroplasties
11.Ana Lisa Garza (summer 2011)
Dissertation title: Adult Latino College Students: Experiencias y la Educación
12.Ursula Parker (fall 2010)
Dissertation title: ABE program administrators’ perceptions of federal policy on local programming
13.Leticia Grimaldo (summer 2010)
Dissertation title: Survival, perception, and resistance: An intergenerational case study of the socio-cultural education of three Latinas
14.Lewis Madhlangobe (fall 2009)
Dissertation title: Culturally responsive leadership in a culturally and linguistically diverse school: A case study of the practices of a high school leader
 
Graduate Dissertation Committee Member
Dissertations in Progress
1. Sharrah Stigdon (defended proposal 8-19-2013)
2. Monica Guilllory (defended proposal 12-20-2013)
3. Enrique García (at data collection/analysis stage)
4. Vincent Morton (defends proposal on February 18, 2014)
5. Oleksandra Sehin (defended proposal 8-5-2013)
            6. Felix Villarreal (at proposal writing stage)
            7. Christine Moon (at proposal writing stage)
 
 
Out of Department Dissertations
Completed Dissertations
·    Ewelina Suchacka, Math Education (spring, 2012)
Dissertation title: Integrating technology in teaching geometry and teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge
 
Dissertations in Progress
·    Michelle Schrauth, Math Education (at data collection stage)
Dissertation title: Middle school students’ opportunity to be mathematically creative
 
Graduate Masters Thesis Director
Completed Thesis
Andrea Elizondo (summer 2010)
Thesis title: Adult learning within the context of Early Head Start: The case of three families, their community cultural wealth, informal and incidental learning
 
Graduate Masters Thesis Committee Member
Completed Thesis
Anna Hom (fall 2009)
Thesis title: The University experience of students 50 years old and older
 
Exit Exams and Comprehensive Exams Grader
PhD in Education Comprehensive Exams (27 students)
MA in Adult Education Comprehensive Exams (15 students)
MA in Educational Leadership Oral Exam (10 students)
Occupational Education Program, College of Applied Arts, Master’s Comprehensive Exams (9 students)
 
D. Courses Prepared and Curriculum Development:
DAE 5344 Multicultural Perspectives in Post-secondary and Adult Education
DAE 5378 Adult Second Language Acquisition
DAE 5378 Adult ESL Methods and Materials
DAE 5338 Applied Linguistics for Adult ESL
DAE 5339 Adult ESL Assessment & Evaluation
 
E. Funded External Teaching Grants and Contracts
F. Submitted, but not Funded, External Teaching Grants and Contracts
G. Funded Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts
H. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts
 
I. Other:
2013 (spring) ADED 5384 Internship in Adult Education for Master student Betty Granado
2011 (fall) ADED 5379 Independent study for Master student Juaquin Roussel
2011 (fall) ED 7378 Independent study for doctoral student Arlene F. Serrano
2011 (summer) ED 7113 Collaborative Inquiry for doctoral student Deborah K. Rang
2011 (spring) ED7112 Collaborative Inquiry for doctoral student Deborah K. Rang
2010 (fall) ED 7111 Collaborative Inquiry for doctoral student Deborah K. Rang
2010 (fall) ED 7378 Independent study for doctoral student Megan Trad
2010 (fall) ED 7378 Independent study for Math Ed. doctoral student Joshua Bilbrey
2010 (summer) ED 7378 Independent study for doctoral student Herman Horn
2010 (summer) ED 7113 Collaborative Inquiry for Arlene F. Serrano
2010 (spring) ED 7378 Independent study for doctoral student Enrique Garcia
2010 (spring) ED 7112 Collaborative Inquiry for Arlene F. Serrano
2009 (fall) ED 7111 Collaborative Inquiry for Arlene F. Serrano
2008 (summer) ED 7378 Independent study for doctoral student Vincent Morton
2007 (fall) ED 7111 Collaborative Inquiry for Herman Horn, Ali Ronder, Rick Odum
 
III. SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE
A. Works in Print
      1. Books (if not refereed, please indicate)
a. Scholarly Monographs
b. Textbooks
 
c. Edited Books
Larrotta, C., & Brooks, A. K. (Eds). (2009). Bringing community to the adult ESL classroom
             San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
 
d. Chapters in Books:
 
Larrotta, C., & Moreno, J. L. (in press). Educating adults to talk about death and dying to assist grieving children: A community development project. In V. Wang (Ed.), Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
 
Quiñones-Padovani, C. E., & Larrotta, C. (in press). Transformational learning for community health: The case of physical education teacher candidates. In V. Wang (Ed.), Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011). Engaged scholarship: Implications for the foreign language classroom. In J. H. Sullivan, D. Schwarzer, M. Petron, & Luke, C. (Eds.), Research in second language learning: Research informing practice– Practice informing research: Innovative teaching methodologies (Vol. 7, pp. 163-175). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
 
Larrotta, C. (2010). English language learning for adults. In C. Kasworm, A. D. Rose, & J. M. Ross-Gordon (Eds.), Handbook of adult and continuing education (pp. 199-208).San Francisco: Sage Publications.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009). Journaling in adult ESL community programs. In C. Larrotta & A. K. Brooks (Eds.), Bringing community to the adult ESL classroom (pp. 35-44). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
 
Larrotta, C. (2006). Negotiating the ESL curriculum in an adult literacy program: A teacher researcher’s perspective. In J. H. Sullivan, D. Schwarzer, M. Bloom, & S. Shono (Eds.), Research in second language learning: Research as a tool for empowerment– Theory informing practice (Vol. 4, pp.79-107). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
 
e. Creative Books
 
2. Articles
a. Refereed Journal Articles
 
Trad, M., & Larrotta, C. (2013). Radiation therapy students learning to work with hospice
patients: A qualitative case study reporting on educational critical events. Radiologic Science & Education. 18 (2), 5-14.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. F. (2012). Pen pal writing: A holistic and socio-cultural approach to adult English literacy. Journal of Adult Education Information Series, 41 (1), 8-18.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011). Second language vocabulary learning and teaching: Still a hot topic! Journal of Adult Education Information Series, 40 (1), 1-11.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. F. (2011). Adult learners’ funds of knowledge: The case of an English class for parents.  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55(4), 316-325.
 
Larrotta, C., & Yamamura, E. (2011). A community cultural wealth approach to Latina/o parent involvement: The promise of family literacy. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 5(2), 74-83.
 
Guerra, P. L., & Larrotta, C. (2010). Nontraditional forms of parental involvement in literacy development: The book mobile and other stories. Georgia Journal of Reading, 33(2), 17-27.
 
Gainer, J. S., & Larrotta, C. (2010). Reproducing and interrupting subtractive schooling in teacher education. Multicultural Education, 17(3), 41-47.
 
Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. S. (2010). Competing language ideologies in a Latino family literacy project. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 6(2), 20p.
            Retrieved from http://www.multiculturaljournal.com/volumes/6/2/#larrotta
 
Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. S. (2009). Promoting family literacy among Latino immigrant parents. Georgia Journal of Reading, 32(1), 13-18.
 
Larrotta, C., & Ramirez, Y. (2009). Literacy benefits for Latina/o parents engaged in a Spanish literacy project. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 52(7), 621-630.
 
Larrotta, C. (2008). Written conversations with Hispanic adults developing English literacy. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2(1), 13-23.
 
Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. S. (2008). Text matters: Mexican immigrant parents reading their world. Multicultural Education, 16(2), 45-48.
 
Larrotta, C. (2007). Inquiry in the adult classroom: An ESL literacy experience. Adult Learning, 17(3/4), 25-29.
 
 
b. Non-refereed Journal Articles
 
Larrotta, C. (December 2012/January 2013). Writing literacy autobiographies. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 17(1), 26-27.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011). Implementing pen-pal writing in the adult ESL classroom. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 15(4), 3-4.
 
Larrotta, C. (2010). Creating a storybook in an English as a second language class for parents. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 14(3), 10.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009). Experiences of a teacher-researcher. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 13(2), 5-6.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009). Setting goals is crucial for adult English language learners. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 13(1), 4-5.
 
Larrotta, C. (2008). Asking everyday life questions as a successful adult ESL classroom activity. Texas Adult and Family Literacy Quarterly, 12(3), 23-24. 
 
Schwarzer, D., Larrotta, C., & Vyacheslav, Z. (2002). Creating an innovative English as a second language in the workplace program. Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, 7(1), 151-163.
 
3. Conference Proceedings
a. Refereed Conference Proceedings
b. Non-refereed
4. Abstracts
5. Reports
6. Book Reviews
7. Other
 
B. Works not in Print
 
1.   Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
International / National Conferences
 
Moreno, J. L. & Larrotta, C. (2014, April). Educating Adults to Talk about Death and Dying to Assist Grieving Children: The Case of Bereavement Facilitators Working at Hospice. Paper accepted to be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Henderson, K. (2013, March). Educational Policies Affecting Latino Students: Who Are Highly Qualified Teachers? Paper accepted to be presented at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2012, February). Adult English instruction as parental involvement. Paper presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference, Dallas, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011, December). Literacy Partnership between Adult Learning Master’s Students and Latina/o Parents Developing English Literacy: A Pen Pals’ Experience. Paper to be presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011, April). Mexican parents and their teenage children creating a third space for dialogue and learning. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
 
Larrotta, C., Serrano, A., & Rang, D. (2011, March). Promoting community partnerships: Weaving together university, school and Hispanic parents’ resources. Paper presented at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., Guajardo, M. A., & Valadez, M. (2011, March). Creating spaces for teaching, learning, and leading: Engaging Latino graduate students, faculty, and community partnerships for change. Paper presented at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2010, December). Intergenerational reading: Latino parents and their teenage children constructing knowledge through dialogue and language negotiation. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Guerra, P. L. (2010, April). Literacy development through non-traditional parent involvement: The case of working-class parents of color. Paper presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy (NCFL), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Guerra, P. L. (2010, March). Nontraditional forms of parental involvement and literacy learning: The book mobile and other stories. Paper presented at the Pro-literacy/Coalition of Adult Basic Education and Literacy (COABE) Joint Conference, Chicago, Ill.
 
Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. S. (2009, December). Spanish is our language but English is our need: Latino parents’ language values and educational decisions. Paper presented at the National Reading Council (NRC) Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
 
Gainer, J., & Larrotta, C. (2009, May). Reproducing and interrupting subtractive schooling in teacher education. Paper presented at the Linguistic Minority Research Institute (LMRI) Conference, Riverside, CA.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009, April). Latino parents’ language ideologies as expressed through their parent participation. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Diego, CA.
 
Larrotta, C., & Yamamura, E. (2009, February). Latina mothers developing community cultural wealth through family literacy. Paper presented at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference, Austin, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. (2008, December). Mexican immigrant parents reading texts that matter: An after-school literacy project. Paper presented at the National Reading Council (NRC) Conference, Orlando, FL.
 
Larrotta, C. (2008, November). Language ideologies in Latina/o home, school, and community contexts and their impact on literacy practices. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE), San Antonio, TX.
 
 Larrotta, C., & Delgado, R. (2007, February). Two teacher-researchers investigate pre-service /in-service teachers’ practice instructing English Language Learners with/without disabilities. Paper presented at the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference, San Jose, CA.
 
Larrotta, C. (2006, November). What the college of education is doing to prepare pre-service teachers: University and community relationships, building strong communities. Paper presented at the Race, Ethnicity and Place (REP) Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Regional / Local Conferences
 
Larrotta, C. (2013, February). Language and Culture Gains for Adult English/Literacy Learners
Reading the Literacy Landscapes in Their Communities. Paper accepted to be presented at the Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2012, February). Literacy portfolios in adult ESL. Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., Serrano, A., Rang, D., & Estrada, M. (2011, February). Partnerships between the university, school, and community: A collaborative leadership experience. Paper presented at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. (2011, February). Scaffolding ESL learning and instruction throughpen-pals and parent-child interactions. Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Austin, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. (2010, February). Learning how to learn in the adult ESL classroom. Paper presented at the Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Dallas, TX.
 
Estrada, M., Larrotta, C., & Valadez, M. (2010, January). Promoting change: Responding to the needs of schools and families. Paper presented at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. & Serrano, A. (2010, January). Curriculum negotiation in adult ESL: The case of an after school parent ESL project. Paper presented at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009, January). Family Literacy: Why Should Schools Promote it and How. Paper presented at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2008, January). Engaging the School, Families, and Community: A Family Literacy Project. Paper presented at the Assistant Principal and Aspiring School Leaders Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Valadez, M. (2007, October). Hispanic Parents Learning with their Bilingual Children: A Literacy Journey. Paper presented at the Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. & Valadez, M. (2007, January). The University and the School Working Together Creating the Family-Children Literacy Connection. Paper presented at the Assistant Principal and Aspiring School Leaders Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
2.   Invited Talks, Lectures, and Presentations
Larrotta, C. (2011, May). Parental involvement literacy activities. Workshop for the Texas Family Literacy Resource Center, Texas State University-Round Rock, Texas.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011, July). Preparing for the dissertation proposal. College of Education Doctoral Student Organization (COEDSO) Lecture Series, Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas. 
 
Larrotta, C. (2010, May). Research and publication processes within the context of family literacy and biliteracy. University of Quindio-Armenia, Colombia (South America).
 
Larrotta, C. (2009, August). Innovative literacy strategies that ESL instructors can use in the adult ESL-literacy classroom. Austin Community College (ACC), Texas.
 
Larrotta, C. (2009, May). Multicultural awareness and ESL teaching techniques for novice ESL tutors. Center for International Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas. 
 
Larrotta, C. (2008, February). Qualitative research panel for College of Education faculty, Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas.
 
3.   Consultancies
 
Larrotta, C. (2013, June). Music in the ESL Classroom & Best Practices Using Project-Based Learning. Six-hour training for adult English instructors at Navarro College (Corcicana, TX) offered trough the Education Institute Central Region GREAT Center -Texas State University. http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/projectgreat/central/calendar13.htm#jun13
 
4.   Workshops
 
Larrotta, C. (2014, February). Using advertisement to teach English. Workshop (accepted to be) presented at Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
 
Moon, C., & Larrotta, C. (2014, February). Addressing Issues Affecting Adult Students in Transitions. Workshop (accepted to be) presented at Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2013, November). Developing English language skills through music. Workshop presented at Puerto Rico TESOL 40th Annual Convention, Isla Verde, PR.
 
Larrotta, C. (2012, November). Alternative assessment: Implementing portfolios in the ESL classroom. Workshop presented at Puerto Rico TESOL 39th Annual Convention, Isla Verde, PR.
 
Larrotta, C., & Mercado, N. (2012, February). Meaningful forms of parental Involvement: The case of two local public schools. Workshop presented at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (2011, November). ESL learning projects: Building connections to students’ lives and learning needs. Workshop presented at Puerto Rico TESOL 38th Annual Convention, San Juan, PR.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. F. (2011, September). Illustrating How ESL Instruction Can Build on Adult Learners’ Funds of Knowledge. Workshop presented at 14th Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) San Antonio ESL Conference, San Antonio, TX. 
 
Larrotta, C. (2009, February). Using concept mapping and cubing to develop adult English learners’ literacy skills. Workshop presented at Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Austin, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. & Valadez, M. (2008, October). Interactive literacy: Parents and children building understanding. Workshop presented at National Even Start Association (NESA), Conference, Austin, TX.
 
5.   Other Works not in Print
      a. Works “submitted” or “under review”
 
Huang, J., & Larrotta, C. Learning to learn in adult ESL: The instructors’ perspectives. Manuscript under review by Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education (COABE).Submitted on September 6, 2013
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. F. English literacy and finances for adult learners. Manuscript under review by Cuadernos Interdisciplinarios Pedagógicos (refereed journal). Submitted on December 9, 2013
 
b. Works “in progress”
 
Trad, M., & Larrotta, C. Experiential Learning at Hospice: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study with First Year Radiation Therapy Students. Manuscript in preparation to be submitted to the journal Radiologic Science & Education on February 2014
 
Larrotta, C. Linguistic landscapes and their impact on adult English learners. Manuscript in preparation to be submitted to AEQ.
 
Larrotta, C. Implementing literacy portfolios in adult ESL. Manuscript in preparation to be
submitted to the journal Adult Learning
 
 
c. Other Works not in print
Larrotta, C., Reardon, R. F., & Moon, C. (2014, February). Graduate Certificate in Adult ESL/EFL – Educating for Communicating in the 21st Century. Informative session (accepted for presentation) at the Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., Ross-Gordon, J. M, & Brooks, A. K. (2013, February). Expand Your Career
Horizons! Enroll Now in the Master of Arts in Adult Education at Texas State University-San Marcos. Informative session at the Texas Adult Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (November, 2010). Second International Research Conference for Graduate Students at Texas State University. Invited panelist/judge for four papers, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C. (May, 2009). The Xicana sacred space: A communal circle for educational researchers. Invited panelist moderator at El Mundo Zurdo: The First International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa, San Antonio, TX.
 
Gainer, J., Larrotta, C., & Yamamura, E. (January, 2009). Qualitative Research Methodology. Invited panelist at the Education and Community Leadership Conference, San Marcos, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Serrano, A. (April, 2010). Guiding Adults into Learning to Learn in an English Second Language Class for Parents. Poster session presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy (NCFL), San Antonio, TX.
 
Larrotta, C., & Payne, E. (November, 2008). Enhancing the Adult ESL Literacy Experience through Inquiry and Technology. Poster session presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE), San Antonio, TX.
 
C. Grants and Contracts
1. Funded External Grants and Contracts
2.   Submitted, but not Funded, External Grants and Contracts
An Exploratory Examination of High-Quality, Sustained Professional Development for Adult Education: Implications for Teacher Transformation and Adult Learner Outcomes.  Proposal submitted to the Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education ($1,501,141). Emily M. Payne (PI), The Education Institute, Texas State University-San Marcos. Faculty Consultant
           
 
 
3.   Funded Internal Grants and Contracts
Guajardo, M. A. (PI), Larrotta, C. (Co-PI), & Oliver, J. (Co-PI). (2011). An ethnographic approach to policy as practice: University faculty, students, school leaders, and community members working together. Equity and Access Diversity Committee, Texas State. Amount: $5,000.00
 
Oliver, J. (PI), & Larrotta, C. (Co-PI). (2010). Promoting college going culture.  Research Enhancement Program, Texas State. Amount: $16,000.00
 
 
4. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Grants and Contracts
Larrotta, C., & Guajardo, M. A. (2012). Developing leadership capacity of educators and community key participants. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State. 
 
O’Malley, M., & Larrotta, C. (2008). Latina/o youth agency: Intersections of societal curricula, public schools, and immigration discourses. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State. 
 
Larrotta, C. (2006). Inventing an after-school family literacy project: Creating community, literacy connections, and literacy development. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State.
 
 
 D. Fellowships, Awards, Honors
2012-Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity: College of Education
Award
2007- Texas State University Scholar/Mentor Program Award
 
IV. SERVICE
A. Institutional
1.   University Service
University Library Committee (fall 2011 and spring 2012)
Academic Governance Committee (2010 to 2012)
 
1.   College Service
College Scholarship Committee (2010, 2011, 2012)
Search Committee, Central GREAT Director, Education Institute (summer 2011)
Grant Proposal Reviewer for the Education Institute (2008)
Grant Proposal Reviewer for the Education Institute (2008)
 
2.   Department Service
Search Committee School Psychology Assistant/Associate Professor (fall 2012 and spring 2013)
      Examining Annual Review Policy Committee (fall 2012, spring 2013)
      Tenure & Promotion Policy Committee (fall 2008)
      Scholarship, Assistantship, & Fellowship Committee (2007 - 2012)
      
a.   Adult Professional and Community Education Ph.D. Program Service
Admissions Committee (2012-present)
Dissertation Completion Fellowship Committee (spring 2012)
 
b.   Ph.D. Programs in APCE and SI Service
Organizing Committee for the 10th Anniversary of the Ph.D. Programs in APCE and SI Celebration (fall 2011, spring 2012)
Dissertation Completion Fellowship Committee (fall 2011)
Admissions Committee (2007-2011)
 
 
c.   Master of Arts in Adult Education Program Service
Recruitment Committee (Spring 2013)
Committee Chair, Graduate Certificate in Adult English Second/Foreign Language Proposal (2013, and fall 2012)
Student Learning Outcomes Committee (2007-present)
Strategic Planning Committee (spring 2012)
Adult Education Society Student Group Adviser (2009-2013)
Search Committee Adult Education Assistant Professor (2010-2011)
MA Program Reconfiguration Committee (2009-2011)
Academic Writing Workshop Committee (spring 2009)
 
 
B. Professional Service
1. International level
Advisory international committee member for the PhD in Education Sciences Bilingual Issues Research Team, College of Education, University of Quindio, Colombia, South America (2012-present)
 
Member of the scientific committee for Cuadernos Interdisciplinarios Pedagógicos; a peer reviewed journal of the College of Education, University of Quindio, Colombia, South America (2011-present)
 
       2. National level
Reviewer for the journal Adult Learning (2012-present)
 
Consulting Editor for the Adult Education Quarterly Editorial Board (2011-present)
 
Reviewer for the Literacy Research Association Conference (2011, 2010)
 
Reviewer for the Bilingual Research Journal (2006-present)
 
Book reviewer for Sage Publications for two books
a.   Helping adults to succeed in the 21st century: An evidence-based adult basic education and literacy education system (fall 2010)
b.   Learning in the field 3rd ed. (spring 2010)
 
AERA Hispanic Research SIG Nominations and Elections Committee (2010, 2012, 2013)
Proposals Reviewer, 2011 AERA Conference Division G, Sections 2 and 4 Proposals
 
Reviewer for the Journal of Teacher Education (2008-2009)
Reviewer for the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives (2007-2009)
Reviewer for the Journal of College Reading and Learning (2006-2007)
 
3.Organizations
AERA: The American Educational Research Association (2003, 2006-present)
LRA: Literacy Research Association, former NRC, (2008-present)
NRC: National Reading Council (2008, 2009)
TALAE: Texas Association of Literacy and Adult Education (2006-present)
NABE: National Association of Bilingual Education (2005-2009)
NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English (2006-2008)
TESOL-Regional: Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (2008-2009)
TABE: Texas Association for Bilingual Education (2007-2008)
 
C. Community Service
Blazier Elementary, Austin-TX: Volunteer to write a $18,000.00 grant application in conjunction with the PE teacher for a HOPSports system (spring 2013)
The HOPSports system aligns with the school mission and PE program goals for improving children’s health. The system provides a variety of outlets for cross-curricular learning and use; this digital platform incorporates physical activity and academic/social development.
 
Creedmoor Elementary, Buda-TX: Parental involvement activities (e.g., room for parents, classes for parents, teacher-parent interactions) volunteer consultant (fall 2011, spring 2012, and fall 2012, spring 2013)
 
Ojeda Middle School, Austin-TX: College going culture workshop for parents and school personnel -organizer and presenter (spring 2011)
 
Ojeda Middle School, Austin-TX: English class for parents and their teenage children, volunteer instructor (fall 2010)
 
Ojeda Middle School, Austin-TX: English class for parents, volunteer instructor (fall 2009)
 
Ojeda Middle School, Austin-TX: Bilingual family reading night, volunteer instructor (spring 2009)
 
Community Action Incorporated, San Marcos-TX: English literacy for parents, volunteer tutor (spring 2009)
 
Houston Elementary, Austin-TX Spanish literacy for Latino families, volunteer instructor (spring 2007)
 
Metz Elementary, Austin-TX: Bilingual literacy for Latino parents, volunteer instructor (fall 2006)
 
D. Service Honors and Awards
2011- Nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence in Service
2010- Nominated for Secretary-Treasurer for the Hispanic SIG at AERA
2009- Del Valle Adopt-A-School Red Apple Success -Rookie of the Year Individual
 
E. Service Grants and Contracts
 
 
(Updated February 15, 2014)