Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education (RPSE)
Taucia Gonzalez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Her program of research, grounded in equity and inclusion for culturally and linguistically diverse learners, is twofold focusing on 1) opportunity to learn through inclusive literacy instruction for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) with learning disabilities (LDs) and 2) preparing teachers to work at the intersection of language and ability differences. Dr. Gonzalez’s work bridges general and special education and has been featured in journals such as the Journal of Multilingual Research and the European Journal of Special Needs Education. She currently serves as an advisory board member for New York University’s Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality. Dr. Gonzalez has spent over 15 years working in and with Latinx communities as an educator and educational researcher. While teaching in urban dual language schools where she was honored as an exemplary Latina educator with the Chicanos por la Causa Esperanza Award. She is currently a co-principal investigator on a Spencer Foundation funded study examining youth participatory action research after-school club as a reorganized learning ecology for culturally and linguistically diverse youth with and without LDs.
Ph D, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education
Arizona State University