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Shirley C. Lavareda

Lecturer of Portuguese

A dynamic and community-oriented academic leader with a desire to extend knowledge and passion for culture, travel and mentorship into higher education. Experienced in teaching, providing advisement, direction, and administration skills in a variety of community-based academic programs. Influential in developing curriculum, training students at all academic levels and providing prolific academic support. Advanced research and communication skills, as well as fluent in three languages, including: English, Spanish and Portuguese. Devoted to scholastic enrichment, a high achiever in undergraduate and graduate studies in both domestic and international settings.

Research Interests

  • Second language teaching
  • International education
  • Teacher education
  • Urban education
  • Inclusive education
  • Critical pedagogy in language teaching