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Beth Garcia Bio
Beth Garcia

Beth A. Garcia

Assistant Professor of Education, ESL/Bilingual

Associate Department Head- Graduate Education Programs

Office: Old Main, Room 437
Email: egarcia@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2609

Professional Profile

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.

Teaching and Related Service

Beth Garcia teaches ESL methods and language development for the Education Department.  She is the author and co-author of publications in the adolescent literacy, second language learning, and cultural diversity.  In addition, Dr. Garcia is involved in the Go Global initiative within the College of Education and Social Sciences.

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. 

 

Research and Creative Activity

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.

Personal Sketch

Beth Garcia lives in Hereford with her husband Ben and their three children, Orion, Ariel, and Zion. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her four dogs.