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Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice

Volume 2, Issue 3 (2003)

About the Contributors

Dr. Dalia Llera, is the Coordinator of School and Community Programs for Lesley's Counseling and Psychology program. Dr. Llera holds an Ed.D. from Harvard University and is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Llera's career as a teacher and clinician is informed by multicultural, feminist, developmental and ecological theories, practicing a strength-based approach that catalyzes and nurtures resilience.

Miren Uriarte, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Services and Community Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as a Senior Research Associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. She received her PhD from Boston University and her most recent scholarship focuses on the impact of language policies on the results of English language learners.

Flora Gonzalez, Ph.D. is a Professor in Emerson College's Writing, Literature and Publishing program. Her scholarship focuses on Latin American culture and fiction. A former fellow of Harvard University's W.E.B DuBois Institute, her nonfiction writing credits include Guarding Cultural Memory: Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts and Jose Donoso’s House of Fiction: A Dramatic Construction of Time and Place.

Raysa Mederos is currently a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Brandeis University, and has also been a faculty member within Tufts University's Language department.

Prior to her position as an Associate Professor in Lesley's Visual Arts program, Dr. Vivian Poey was an artist in residence in Pittsburgh's public high school system and an art teacher at Children's Studio Public Charter School for the Arts and Architecture in Washington DC. Dr. Poey's work in photography examines topics ranging from nationalism and cultural assimilation, to nostalgia and the progression of time.

Berta Rosa Berriz, Ed.D. teaches in the Creative Arts programs in the Graduate School of Education. She has worked a long and varied career as classroom teacher, teacher coach, mentor, and lead teacher. She earned her Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her CAGS in Special Education from Lesley University.