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.
Dr. Huerta's research interests and expertise include literacy integration in the science classroom, second language and conceptual development, assessment validity and reliability, and Latino/a paths to higher education. She also studies factors affecting graduate students' and faculty's academic writing productivity.