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Tawnya Lubbes is an Associate Professor of Education, ESOL Program Advisor and ESOL Program Coordinator in the College of Education. She also serves are the director of the Oregon Teacher Pathway Program and the Center for Culturally Responsive Practices. She is the education club adviser and frequently takes EOU students on faculty led study abroad trips investigating language and culture. She specializes in ESOL, Spanish, diversity, and online pedagogy. Prior to coming to EOU she taught ESOL and Spanish in Payette, Idaho for 10 years. She also taught online Spanish for Idaho Digital Learning Academy for 6 years.
Originally from La Grande, Tawnya was happy to be hired as a full time faculty member at EOU in 2008. She loves language and culture and is often traveling locally, nationally and internationally. When she is not teaching or writing she loves to cook international cuisine, take photos and spend time with her family and friends.
Tawnya has been actively contributing to field research on the topics of culturally responsive pedagogy, teacher identity development, ESOL best practices and online pedagogy. Her current research is in regards to the stages of rural pre-service teacher identity development and how teacher identity influences the integration of culturally responsive pedagogy in K-12 classrooms.
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