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Deborah M. Sánchez, Ed.D. (she/her/hers) is a Term Assistant Professor who teaches reading, writing and research in the Academic English, Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs at INTO Mason.
She began her teaching career as an ESL and English Language Arts teacher to middle and high school students and has been teaching Basic Writing, English to multilingual students, and English Education, in higher education for the past 15 years. In 2019, she earned the Linda Schwartzstein’s Faculty Excellence Award. She previously taught at University of Cincinnati, North Carolina Central University, Trinity Washington University and in GMU’s College of Education, Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. She was also a Frederick Douglass Fellow at Clarion University.
Deborah serves on INTO Mason’s Faculty Affairs Committee, Multilingual Students Academic Success Committee (MASC) and is a member of GMU’s chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
She earned an Ed.D. in Literacy and Second Language Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently working on a grant which will provide sociolinguistic and anti-language bias training to faculty at GMU. She has presented at regional and national conferences on the intersections of literacy and social justice and has facilitated pedagogical workshops about teaching international students with colleagues Esther Namubiru and Dr. Aimee Weinstein. She has published in Teaching English in the Two-year College and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She is also currently working on a certification in the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching students with dyslexia.