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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Dr. Socorro Herrera
Executive Director
Dr. Kevin Murry
Director of Research
238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125

Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy Faculty and Staff

Socorro Herrera

Socorro Herrera

Professor and Executive Director
221 Bluemont Hall
785-532-3833
sococo@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, Eastern New Mexico University
  • M.S. - Multicultural Guidance and University Counseling, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Ph.D. - Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
Courses
  • Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education
  • ESL/Dual Language Methods
  • ESL/Dual Language Assessment
  • Reading and the Bilingual Child
  • ESL/Dual Language Practicum
  • Doctoral Research
  • Topics: Differentiated Literacy Strategies for ELLs
  • ESL Masters Project
  • Issues in Bilingual Education
  • Topics: Second Language Literacy
Research Interests

Emergent literacy; reading strategies for ELL students; differential learning needs of second language learners; mutual accommodation for language learning students; socio-political dynamic influence on programming for diverse populations

Kevin Murry

Kevin Murry

Associate Professor and Director of Research and Development
218 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2842
xmas@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - Health Sciences/Counseling, University of Texas
  • M.B.A. - Interdisciplinary Studies/Human Resource Development, Texas Tech University
  • Ph.D. - Educational Leadership and Multicultural Studies, Texas Tech University
Courses
  • Seminar: Ethnographic Research and Scholarship
  • ESL/Dual Language Linguastics
  • Bilingual/ESL Education
  • Culture and Language in Classroom Practice
  • Practicum/ESL/Secondary
  • Doctoral Research
  • Seminar: Ethnographic Research and Diverse Populations
  • Seminar: ESL Linguistics
  • Seminar: Pedagogy of CLD Learners
  • Seminar: Curriculum Materials/ESL
Research Interests

ESL/Dual language programming in secondary public schools; advocacy frameworks for culturally and linguistically diverse students; linguistic and cross-cultural dynamics of ESL instruction; portfolio-based practicum experiences; school restructuring

Ruddy Yanez Benavides

Program Coordinator
ruddy7e@k-state.edu

Andrew Dalton

Andrew Dalton

Project Manager
daltona@k-state.edu

Erica Gasswint

Instructor
moogle@k-state.edu

Victiana Henneberg

Victiana Henneberg

Senior Administrative Assistant
victianahenneberg@k-state.edu

Gilbert Herrera

Gilbert Herrera

Senior Administrative Assistant
gilber7@k-state.edu

Melissa Holmes

Melissa Holmes

Instructor and Associate Director
222 Bluemont Hall
785-532-5281
melissa@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.S. - English Literature (Spanish Minor), Kansas State University
  • M.S. - Adult and Occupational Education, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Recruitment and retention of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups; literacy instruction for second language learners in higher education; preparation of teacher candidates for success with diverse classroom populations; second language acquisition

Shabina Kavimandan

Shabina Kavimandan

Project Manager
shabina@k-state.edu

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Education
  • B.A. - English Literature, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
  • M.S. - Elementary Education, Kansas State University
Research Interests

Elementary education with emphasis on classroom implications of socio-cultural processes on linguistic development of students and various assessment strategies for appropriate placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students

Lesly Krome

Lesly Krome

Program Assistant
lrkrome@k-state.edu

Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez

Videographer/Photographer
raymartinez@k-state.edu

Mona Menking

Mona Menking

Associate Director for International Outreach
mmenking@k-state.edu

Sheri Meredith

Sheri Meredith

Program Specialist
sherim@k-state.edu