Taucia Gonzalez

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Taucia Gonzalez

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Taucia Gonzalez

Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education (RPSE)

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

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

MA, Education, Elementary Teacher Education
University of Phoenix

BA, Foreign Languages, Sociology
University of Southern Mississippi



Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2016 - RPSE 300 Individuals with Disabilities
    Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
  • Fall 2016 - RPSE 871 Foundations of Special Education
    Course Level: Doctoral
  • Spring 2016 - RPSE 930 Teaching Internship for Special Education Doctoral Students
    Course Level: Doctoral
  • Fall 2015 - RPSE 871 Foundations of Special Education
    Course Level: Doctoral


  • Bertrand, M., Presenter & Author, & Gonzalez, T., Presenter & Author El desarrollo de oportunidades de participación cívica: Investigación-acción participativa y jóvenes de color, bilingües, y/o jóvenes con problemas de aprendizaje [Developing Collective Critical Civic Participation: Participatory Action Research with bilingual youth of color with and without learning disabilities], El Congreso Internacional XXIX Seminario Interuniversitario de Pedagogía Social: Pedagogía social, juventud y transformaciones sociales [XXIX International Interuniversity Congress of Social Pedagogy, Youth and Social Transformation], University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
  • Gonzalez, T., Presenter & Author, Diaz, S., Presenter & Author, & Kilinc, S., Presenter & Author Response to intersecting identities: A critical review of research (non)responders, Council for Exceptional Children 2016 Convention and Expo, Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO.

Departmental Service

  • Special Education Teacher Education Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - Pres.

School Service

  • School of Education Equity & Diversity Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - Pres.


  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: 2011
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: 2010
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