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The Equity, Diversity, & Language Education strand prepares doctoral students with increased knowledge of equity and diversity issues in the field of education and skills in conducting empirical research.

Admission Deadlines

The College of Education & Human Development has application deadlines for Spring (November 15). Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship for Fall semester must apply for the Ph.D. program and the college graduate assistantship by February 1. Applications for Fall will continue to be reviewed up to July 15.

About Our Program

The Equity, Diversity, & Language Education strand prepares doctoral students with increased knowledge of equity and diversity issues in the field of education and skills in conducting empirical research.

Students in this program will develop one or two focused areas of scholarship in a major area of equity and diversity in education, such as:

  • gender
  • global/international/comparative education
  • intercultural/multicultural education
  • race/ethnicity
  • second language acquisition/multilingual education


Jobs that graduates of this program might seek include positions both inside and outside of education, for example, organizational development, human resources, training positions, comparative education, and educational development.

The Equity, Diversity, & Language Education area of emphasis is guided by the general framework found in the Doctoral Program in Education Application Manual. This page will provide you with general information for the Ph.D. along with with specific details unique to this strand.

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Program Information

Looking for a Graduate Assistantship?

The College of Education & Human Development has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships for full-time students admitted to masters or doctoral programs.

Graduate Assistantship

Program Faculty

Equity, Diversity, and Language Education
Rod Case
Rod Case, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of TESOL
(775) 682-7851
WRB 3110
3461
Equity, Diversity, and Language Education Dean, College of Education, LEARN, AAU
Donald Easton-Brooks
Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D.
Dean
WRB 4107
3461 Dean, College of Education, LEARN, AAU
Equity, Diversity, and Language Education
Rose Ann  Gutierrez
Rose Ann Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education
(775) 682-7864
WRB 3084
3461
Equity, Diversity, and Language Education
Fares Karam
Fares Karam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of TESOL
(775) 682-7847
WRB 3071
3461
Equity, Diversity, and Language Education
Eleni Oikonomidoy
Eleni Oikonomidoy, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Professor of Multicultural Education
(775) 682-7865
WRB 3083
3461
Equity, Diversity, and Language Education
Lynda Wiest
Lynda Wiest, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education and Educational Equity
(775) 682-7868
WRB 3079
3461