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About Mileidis Gort

Mileidis Gort joined the University of Miami faculty in 2006 after serving as Assistant Professor and Director of the graduate program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. During this time, she was Principal Investigator of a five year, $1.3 million, USDOE National Professional Development Program Training Grant. She earned an A.B. in Psychology from Brown University, an Ed.M. in Elementary Education with a focus on Urban Education from Boston College, and an Ed.D. in Literacy, Language, and Culture from Boston University. Her K-12 teaching experience includes Spanish/English Transitional Bilingual and Two-Way Immersion Education.
Dr. Gort’s work focuses on the nature of bilingual language acquisition in early childhood and emergent bilingual writing development. Other research interests include teacher education and development toward culturally- and linguistically- responsive pedagogy, and educational policies affecting bilingual learners throughout the United States. Dr. Gort’s work has been published in the Bilingual Research Journal, Research in the Teaching of English, the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Educational Policy, and numerous edited volumes. She is co-editor, with Dr. Eurydice Bauer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), of "Early Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners' Use of their Linguistic Resources" (in press, Routledge).
Dr. Gort served as co-editor for the Journal of Literacy Research from 2007-2009 and currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Bilingual Research Journal, Language and Education, and Educational Policy. She is an active member of the American Educational Research Association, the International Reading Association, the National Association for Bilingual Education, the Literacy Research Association, and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Positions

Present Teaching and Learning, University of Miami
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Present Associate Professor, University of Miami
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