Maria Franquiz

Deputy Chief Academic Officer
The University of Utah

Maria Franquiz, Ph.D. is a national expert on bilingual education at the University of Utah College of Education, where she is Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Faculty Development and Innovation and former Dean. Her different areas of expertise include bilingual education, bi-literacy, ethnographic and sociolinguistic research, and migrant education.

As a nationally recognized scholar in literacy studies, Franquiz’s expertise is in bilingual education. In addition to her role as professor, for the past 10 years she has been the lead editor of the Bilingual Research Journal, the premier research journal in bilingual education. She also has published two books on migrant education and Latino Studies, as well as numerous scholarly articles in prestigious journals.



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