Katherine  Barko-Alva

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL/ ESL Program Director

Specialization(s): ESL/ Bilingual Education
Office: 3071
Phone: (757) 221-6073
Email: [[kbarkoalva]]

Research and Teaching Focus
Katherine Barko-Alva, a former McKnight fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in the area of ESL/Bilingual Education from the University of Florida. The construct of academic language is at the core of her research interest. As a bilingual researcher and teacher educator, she focuses particularly on how teachers understand academic language within the context of ESL/dual language classrooms.