Tawnya Lubbes

Tawnya-LubbesEducation Faculty


• Ph.D. in Education: Walden University – anticipated Summer 2014
• Master in Teacher Education (MTE): Eastern Oregon University
• BA in Spanish: Pacific University

Tawnya Lubbes is an Assistant Professor of Education, pre-program Education Advisor and ESOL Program Team Leader in the College of Education. 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 research has recently been presented at AERA, Vancouver (2012) and Tri-TESOL, Washington (2011). She presented at AERA, San Francisco in April, 2013 regarding the intersection of language, poverty and online science education. She has two book chapters that will be released this year (2013-14) one that addresses transformation of face-to-face writing to online and the other addressing the Common Core State Standards and professional development. 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.

Courses Taught
ED 130 Cultural Differences in American Education
ED 209 General Education Practicum
ED 361 Foundations of Second Language Education
ED 409 General Education Practicum
ED 421 ESOL Strategies
ED 421L ESOL Strategies Lab/Practicum I
ED 422 Issues in Educating Language Minority Students
ED 423 ESOL Exam Preparation
ED 446 Sociolinguistics
ED 462 Language and Cognition in Second Language Learners
ED 479 ESOL Practicum II
ED 509 General Education Practicum
ED 545 Foundations of Second Language Education
ED 547 ESOL Practicum III
ED 610 Project Based Learning
ED 640 Teaching in a Diverse Society
ED 670, 671, 672 Secondary Methods: Foreign Language