Dr. Beth Garcia

Beth Garcia, Ph.D.

Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education
Associate Professor ESL/Bilingual Education

Office: Old Main, Room 320D
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 an 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 adolescent literacy, second language learning, and cultural diversity. 

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.