Dr. Hernández is Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education. She serves on several University-wide committees and serves as co-sponsor of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education and the Bilingual Education Student Association.

Dr. Hernandez has extensive experience teaching in self-contained bilingual elementary classrooms in urban and rural communities. Prior to relocating to Texas from California, she coordinated the Cesar Chavez Dual Language School in Santa Barbara, CA and served as Director of Elementary Education at California Lutheran University. She teaches Learning Processes, Language Acquisition and Methodology, Bilingual Elementary School Curriculum, and The American Experience, a freshman study course. Dr. Hernandez will be teaching Schooling, Education, and Society, as part the Social Justice Leadership Learning Community in the fall of 2015. She has co-authored peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.


Ed.D., Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

M.A., Public Policy, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 1999

B.A., Psychology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1993