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Teaching Diversity

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Hermán García is working to ensure that teachers have the tools they need to help their students achieve success. His research centers on the current and future impact of immigration on teacher development. With an eye toward the nation's changing demographics, García knows that to be successful in teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds teachers must understand the importance of culture and language in terms of how students learn.

A nationally recognized critical bilingual educator and specialist in multicultural and transnational education, García is also researching the various ways knowledge can be shaped. This goes hand in hand with his research on how the educational system misses many opportunities for at-risk, disengaged youth to more readily connect with learning.


  • International and Border Programs Globalization Award
  • Distinguished Achievement Professor
  • Regent's Professor
  • 2010 Distinguished Alumnus, New Mexico Highlands University

Regents Professor Hermán García earned a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages, with a minor in education, from New Mexico Highlands University. He received his Master of Arts in languages and literature from Washington State University and a doctorate in education with an emphasis in bilingual education from New Mexico State University. In addition, he completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. Dr. Garcia has worked in international educational programs and projects for more than twenty-five years.



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