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Laura Ascenzi-Moreno

Assistant Professor
Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education

Location: 2103 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3757
Fax: 718.951.4816
Email:   Laura Ascenzi-Moreno's Web site

Laura Ascenzi-Moreno is a native New Yorker. She attended public school in Queens and the Bronx. She is dedicated to the development of strong teachers able to work with the diverse populations in New York City. She worked in Brooklyn in a dual language, bilingual program as a teacher and coach for over 10 years.

Her research is focused on the literacy development of emergent bilingual students, the development of teacher knowledge, and how both of these intersect with equity. Her research interests also include translanguaging, multi-modalities, assessment, and school governance. She conducts case studies of teachers and schools to study the lived worlds of children and teachers. She was also an Associate Investigator for the City University of New York New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB) from 2012-16. Her publications can be found in Literacy Research and Instruction, Language and Education, Schools: Studies in Education, and Language Arts.

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