Margarita Huerta has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in bilingual/ELL education from Texas A&M University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests include literacy integration in the content areas, early childhood education, writing instruction, second-language literacy and conceptual development, and assessment validity and reliability. She is also interested in online learning development and implementation and factors that affect graduate students' and faculty's academic writing productivity. Dr. Huerta has presented her research at international, national, and regional conferences including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE). She has publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the Early Childhood Education Journal, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and the International Journal of Science Education. She has taught English Language Learners 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 regardless of language, socioeconomic, or cultural barriers. She is equally passionate about writing and the transformative potential it has for individuals and societies.
Literacy integration in the content areas, early childhood education, writing instruction, second-language literacy and conceptual development, and assessment validity and reliability