Dr. Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching and Multilingual Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Tricia was a bilingual public elementary school teacher and a migrant education teacher in California. Tricia has supervised and mentored student teachers in California, New York, and Utah. She is the recipient of the 2003 American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for Curriculum Studies and the 2003-2004 Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society Top Professor Award at Utah State University.
Tricia writes and presents nationally about meeting the needs of multilingual and multicultural learners in schools. Selected publications include Teaching English Language Learners: Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Efforts published by Houghton Mifflin in 2009; Linguistic Privilege: Why educators should be concerned published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in 2007; Instructor's Resource Manual to accompany Educational Foundations--Diverse Perspectives published by Houghton Mifflin in 2009. Peter Lang published her book (Un)knowing Diversity: Researching Narratives of Neocolonial Classrooms through Youth's Testimonios in 2012.
She consults with K-12 teachers and administrators helping them to integrate research-based methods and strategies into their planning and teaching with the goal of raising academic achievement and maintaining home languages and cultures for English Language Learners
, bilingual classroom students, and dual language students.