Briana Ronan


rank Associate Professor
office location 02-111​



  • 2014 Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Specialization: Language, Literacy & Technology​
  • 2010 Master of Arts in International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 2008 Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain
  • 2005 Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, The University of Texas at Austin 

Research Interests

  • Bilingual Education & English Language Development
  • Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Pedagogy
  • Translanguaging and Multimodal Practices
  • Social Justice Education in and out of Schools


Diaz-Ramirez, A. & Ronan, B. (2023). Supporting critically conscious, culturally sustaining educators. Multilingual Educator. California Association of Bilingual Educators.

Navarro, O., Ronan, B., & Patron, I. R. (2022). Teacher candidates of Color experiences and perceptions of culturally responsive teaching within teacher education: “they hit the target, not the bullseye”. Journal for Multicultural Education, 16(4), 374-386.

Guise, M., Hegg, S., Ronan, B., Flushman, T., & Grant, B. (2020). Supporting emergent bilingual professional development through supervisor feedback. Journal of Educational Supervision, 3(1)

Hardigree, C. & Ronan. B. (2019). Languaging and translanguaging for English language teaching. In Goa, X. (Ed). 2nd Handbook of English Language Teaching, New York, NY: Springer.

Ronan, B. (2018). Standards-based technology integration for emergent bilinguals. Multicultural Education, 25(2), 7-12.


Courses Taught

  • EDUC 433: Foundations of Bilingual Education

  • EDUC 423: Biliteracy Methods

  • EDUC 427: Theories, Methods and Assessment of First and Second Language Acquisition in Schools

  • EDUC 588: Education, Culture and Learning

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