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Margarita (Maggie) Huerta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s): Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education
Office: CEB 153A
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-3158
Email: margarita.huerta@unlv.edu

Biography

Margarita Huerta has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in bilingual education from Texas A&M University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests include literacy integration in the content areas, writing instruction, second-language literacy and conceptual development, and assessment validity and reliability. She also investigates factors that affect graduate students' and faculty's academic writing productivity. Dr. Huerta has presented her research at international, national, and regional conferences and has publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has taught bilingual and multilingual individuals ranging from early childhood to adult learners. She is passionate about helping people become life-long learners and, through that process, enhance their life-experiences and opportunities. She is equally passionate about writing and the transformative potential it has for individuals and societies.

Research Expertise

Literacy integration in the content areas, early childhood education, writing instruction, second-language literacy and conceptual development, and assessment validity and reliability