Associate Department Head- Graduate Education Programs
Office: Old Main, Room 437
Beth Garcia joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2012. She received a B.A. in English in 2002 and a M.Ed. in reading specialist in 2008, both from West Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction- Language and Literacy with a minor in ESL/bilingual studies from Texas Tech University in 2013.
She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, co-chair of the Dia de los Muertos Committee, co-sponsor of Kappa Delta Pi, and is a member of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Council for the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Beth Garcia’s research interests include adolescent literacy, the use of series books as a teaching medium and effective practices in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). She also is concerned with gender related studies and adolescent identity/development.