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Dr. Francesca López

Dr. Francesca A. López is the Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University. She began her career in education as a bilingual (Spanish/English) elementary teacher, and later as an at-risk high school counselor, in El Paso, Texas. Her research has been funded by the American Educational Research Association Grants Program, the Division 15 American Psychological Association Early Career Award, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is a co-editor of the National Education Policy Center publications and former co-editor of the inaugural unified American Educational Research Journal.