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About Roberto E. Bahruth

Dr. Roberto Bahruth serves as a Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture. His education includes a M.A. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education from the University of Texas in San Antonio and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, with a concentration in Linguistics & Bilingual Education from the University of Texas in Austin.
Dr. Bahruth's teaching interests are in the area of bilingual education, English as a second language, and education for social justice, taught from a critical pedagogy stance. His goal is to prepare teachers to be transformative cultural workers in order to bring about change in the educational system. Dr. Bahruth is a fluent speaker of Spanish who learned the language while living and working for eight years in Latin America. While teaching in a bilingual 5th grade in Texas, he employed a whole language approach with his students. Literacy con Cariño is their success story (Heinemann Educational Books 1991, 1998).
Dr. Bahruth has been a frequent invited guest lecturer at locations including Harvard University; Universidad de la Habana, Cuba; San Carlos National University, Guatemala; Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México; Seminar Kibbutzim Teachers’ College in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Sun Yat sen National University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has also been a presenter at numerous national and international conferences.


Present Professor, Department of Literacy, Language and Culture, Boise State University Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Invited Guest Professor: Wenzao Ursuline of Languages. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. May-June 2009
  • Faculty Hero Award 2009. Multicultural Center. Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
  • Top Ten Scholars Award 2009, 2002. Honored Faculty Award
  • Invited Guest Speaker, Universidad del Itsmo, Guatemala City, Guatemala. 10/10/08
  • Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award for Teaching 2006-2007


  • ED-BLESL 301: Identification and Diagnosis of Limited English Proficient Students
  • ED-BLESL 303: Teaching Content in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom
  • ED-BLESL 304: Methods of Teaching ESL
  • ED-BLESL 305/306: Spanish for the Bilingual Classroom
  • ED-BLESL 503: Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • ED-BLESL 505: Applied Linguistics: Comparative Language Study

Articles (11)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (7)

Presentations (6)