Veronica   L.  Estrada

Professor  

Office: EEDUC 2.650
Phone: (956) 665-2431
Email: veronica.estrada@utrgv.edu

Dr. Veronica L. Estrada

Dr. Estrada is Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas-Pan American. She earned her doctorate at The Ohio State University in Education Studies.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Teacher Development and Preparation
    • Language, Literacies, and Identities Research in HSIs
    • Recruitment and Retention of Teachers and Leaders in Rural Schools
    • Comparative Education and Social Sciences Research in Education
  • Education

    • MA, Education Studies/English Education, The Ohio State University, 1997
    • PhD, Education Studies/English Education, The Ohio State University, 1997
    • MA, English, The Ohio State University, 1990
    • BA, English Communications Arts, St. Mary's University, 1988
  • Currently Teaching

    EDCI 8323 90L - Adv Models of Teaching:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Veronica Estrada, Virginia Davis, and Maria Reyes. "Modern educational reforms in India and the U.S," The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities 24, no. 2 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 1-10.

  • Mounir Ben Ghalia, Ralph Carlson, Veronica Estrada, Hasina Huq, and Jaime Ramos. "Engaging K-12 Teachers in Engineering Through a Professional Development Program: Implementation Strategies, Results and Lessons Learned," Erie, PA: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016: 1-7.

  • Veronica Estrada and Maria Reyes. "Las ‘fresas’ del Valle: A growing student demographic in south Texas schools," International Journal of Diverse Identities 15, no. 3 (2015): pp. 1-11 .

  • Veronica Estrada. "Success despite the odds: Learning about academic resilience from Latina teenagers," National Social Science Journal 40, no. 1 (2013): 56-67.

  • Veronica Estrada. "Success despite the odds: Learning about academic resilience from Latina teenagers," National Social Science Journal, 49, no. 1 2013: 126-140.

  • Maria Reyes and Veronica Estrada. "The Mexican transnational experience in South Texas: College students of Mexican origin in an institution serving Hispanics," International Journal of Learning in Higher Education 19, no. 3 (2013): pp. 33-41.

  • Maria Reyes and Veronica Estrada. "College students and the transnational experience," International Journal of Learning in Higher Education 19, no. 3 (2013): 33-41.

  • Criselda Garcia, Maria Reyes, and Veronica Estrada. Classroom connections to teaching: A resource for teachers of Latino students. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 2012.

  • Maria Reyes, Veronica Estrada, and Criselda Garcia. "Making Connections from Theory to Practice," Classroom Connections to Teaching: A Resource for Teachers of Latino Students. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 2012.

  • Veronica Estrada. "Beginning Teacher Induction," Classroom Connections to Teaching: A Resource for Teachers of Latino Students. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, May 2012.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Janine Schall. "Language and Literacy Practices of CEP Students at an HSI, UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration, $1,250.00 (January 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016)

  • Veronica Estrada. Research fellowship/Contributing Factors for Recruitment and Retention of Teachers in Hispanic/Latino Rural School Districts, Faculty Fellow under the Miguel A. Nevarez Endowed Chair in the COE, $12,000.00 (2012 - 2013)

  • Veronica Estrada. Reading Is Fundamental Family Literacy Grant, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Lambda Psi Chapter (UTPA), The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Pharr, and The Pharr Literacy Project, $2,500.00 (December 2010)

  • Veronica Estrada. Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS), $300,000.00 (October 2005 - September 2010)

  • Veronica Estrada. Project STARS (Supporting Teachers Across Rural Schools), $2,000,000.00 (2003 - 2008)

  • Veronica Estrada. Project RISE (Reading Instruction for Secondary Educators), US DOE/TEA, $79,558.00 (2003 - 2004)

  • Veronica Estrada. Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology (PT3), US DOE, $1,264,520.00 (2001 - 2004)

  • Veronica Estrada. Project BUILD, US DOE/TEA, $79,000.00 (June 1, 2002 - August 31, 2003)

  • Veronica Estrada. The Head Start Higher Education Hispanic Service Partnership, $300,000.00 (2000 - 2001)

  • Veronica Estrada. Region One ESC, Longitudinal Pilot Study of The Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS), $300,000.00 (1999 - 2001)



Selected Presentations


  • Veronica Estrada. "The Teacher Intrapreneurs Initiative: A Different Kind of School-University Partnership," TxATE Summer Conference 2018, St. Edward's University Austin, Texas (June 2018)

  • Debby Shulsky , Christie Bledsoe, Kimberly Dickerson, Gina Anderson, Veronica Estrada , Becky Frederickson, and James Van Overschelde. "Advocacy Groups in Action: TxATE as a Model," 98th Annual Conference of Association of Teacher Educators , Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2018)

  • Sandra Cerda , Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, and Veronica Estrada. ""Teacher Retention in Rural Schools Nested in Large Districts: An Ethnographic Qualitative Study" ," NAHLS International Research Conference , National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2017)

  • Veronica Estrada. "Attracting Gen Z Students to Teaching Via Summer Camps and Dual Enrollment Course," CSOTTE Conference , CSOTTE, Corpus Christi,Texas (October 2017)

  • Janine Schall, Patricia McHatton, Eugenio Saenz, Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jennifer Esquierdo, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Leticia Deleon, Karin Lewis, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 1," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Leticia Deleon, Jennifer Esquierdo, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Karin Lewis, Patricia McHatton, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, Eugenio Saenz, Janine Schall, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 2," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Veronica Estrada. ""Creating an Educator Pipeline Along the Texas-Mexico Border" ," National Social Science Association Fall Professional Development Meeting , National Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas (October 2017)

  • Veronica Estrada and Steve Chamberlain. ""Will they stay or will they go?" Responding to the challenge of attracting high school students to the teaching profession," 2nd Annual Critical Issues Conference, Dept. of Organization and School Leadership, South Padre Island, Texas (September 2017)

  • Irma Castillo, Veronica Estrada, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Hispanic Female Superintendents Securing Positions at Small Rural School Districts: A Case Study Approach," Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas (April 2017)

  • Veronica Estrada and Steve Chamberlain. "Attracting High School Students to Teaching: A P-16 Initiative ," Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, Nevada (January 2017)

Current Courses

EDCI 8323 90L - Adv Models of Teaching:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses