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Laura Ascenzi-Moreno

Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education

Location: 2105 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3757
Fax: 718.951.4816
Email:   Laura Ascenzi-Moreno's Web site

Professor Ascenzi-Moreno, Associate Professor of Bilingual Education & Bilingual Program Coordinator, is dedicated to the development of strong teachers able to work with the diverse populations.

She worked in a dual language, bilingual program as a teacher (K-2) and coach. Her research focuses on emergent bilinguals' literacy development and the development of teacher knowledge, and how both of these intersect with equity. Her research interests include translanguaging, biliteracy, multi-modalities, and assessment. Through case studies, she investigates the lived worlds of children and teachers.

She was an Associate Investigator for the City University of New York New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB). She is a member of the New York State Association of Bilingual Education. Her publications on bilingual education and literacy can be found in Literacy Research & Instruction, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, Language & Education, and Schools.

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