Hilda Hernandez, PhD

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Dr. Hernández serves as graduate coordinator for the MA in Teaching International Languages and the Graduate TESOL Certificate Programs, and teaches graduate courses in foreign/second language education. She has a PhD in Education from Stanford University. Before joining the CSU, Chico faculty in 1981, she taught seven years in K-12 schools in the Bay Area with additional teaching experience as a part-time instructor at two community colleges and as a supervisor for CSU, Hayward. Her areas of expertise include teaching foreign languages and english to speakers of other languages, multicultural education, and the education of Mexican Americans.

Dr. Hernández was the first faculty member within the CSU system to be awarded a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education. She has written three books: Multicultural Education: A Teacher’s Guide to Process and Content, Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms: A Teacher’s Guide to Context, Process, and Content, and Multicultural Education: A Teacher’s Guide to Context, Process, and Content (2nd Ed.). Other publications include chapters in edited volumes and articles in professional journals. Dr. Hernández has presented at state, national and international conferences and universities. She also has considerable experience with grants and funded projects related to her scholarly interests.

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