Kathleen Ann Ramos, Ph.D.

Title: Co-Principal Investigator

Groups: Project Leaders

Dr. Ramos is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development, School of Education. She is also the Academic Program Coordinator for the Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) graduate program.

Dr. Ramos is an experienced educator who has been working closely with culturally and linguistically diverse learners and their families since 1992.  She began her teaching career in Pittsburgh Public Schools where she taught Spanish in grades 6-8 for 11 years and ESOL in grades 9-12 for 9 years.  She also served as an Instructional Team Leader, a Clinical Resident Instructor, and a K-12 ESL Curriculum Coach.

Dr. Ramos earned a PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and also holds an M.A. in Foreign Language Teaching earned at Pitt.  She began her work as a teacher educator in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Ramos joined the faculty of Mason’s TCLDEL graduate program in August 2016. As a teacher educator, she is dedicated to supporting preservice and in-service teachers locally, nationally, and globally to strengthen their capacity to serve culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families with excellence and equity.