Faculty and Staff

Gladys M Vega

Professor • Department of Languages & Culture

Professional Interests

Current research interests include language teacher preparation, teacher professional identity, and language advocacy.

Languages (other than English)



PhD English Linguistics, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

MS Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

MA English , Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

BA Education, INSP Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramon Fernandez" Buenos Aires, Argentina


Teacher education, Second language writing, Assessment

Representative Presentations

Crossing Boundaries, Transforming Identities: STEM Teachers Becoming ESL Teachers
2018 American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference American Association of Applied Linguistics
Chicago, IL 2018

Foundations of Linguistics and Identity in L2 Teaching and Learning
GlobELT 2018: An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language
Belgrade, 2018

Preparing STEM Teachers for English Learners: Great Promise in a Less Trodden Path
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Washington, DC 2016

Beyond Physical Borders in Teacher Education: Nontraditional Classrooms-Nontraditional Students
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Baltimore, MD 2016


Escuelas de Paterson Buscan Maestros Bilingues
The story focused on the shortage of bilingual teachers despite the increased numbers of English learners through the years. It was featured on Telemundo 47, the New York metropolitan affiliate for this Spanish language network.

Fellowships, Grants and Research

Preparing All Teachers to Better Serve English Learners (PATSEL)

Bilingual Teacher Endorsement

Sheltered English Instruction Training Program (SEI)

Literacy for Empowerment in English and Spanish (LEES)

329 Preakness Hall

Monday & Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm