Curriculum & Strategic Initiatives
Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Curriculum and Strategic Initiatives at Texas Woman's University. He provides leadership for curriculum development undergraduate education, core curriculum, transfer agreements, and scheduling. He oversees first-year seminar instruction, college readiness testing, university curriculum committee, the university course inventory, compliance with state and university policies for undergraduate education, and facilitates academic partnerships that support the strategic mission of the university. Before his appointment as Vice Provost, he was the Associate Dean for Research, Inclusion, and Innovation for the College of Professional Education (COPE) where he oversaw COPE's international education partnerships, the COPE's Emerging Leaders Program, and all research, inclusion and innovation activity in the college. He is an Associate Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Affiliate Faculty to the Department of Literacy and Learning, co-director of the master's program in Multilingual and Multicultural Studies, and Co-PI of Project LEAMOS. In addition, he is the advisor for the Bilingual and ESL Education Student Organization (BESO). With over 20 years of experience in higher education, he had trained pre-service and in-service teachers in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. His research focuses on the intersection between emergent technologies and emergent bilinguals with an emphasis on extended realities (XR), gamification and game-based learning, second language acquisition, culturally responsive/sustaining teaching, and critical pedagogies. His research has appeared in Contemporary Educational Technology, Educación XX1, International Journal of Technology and Educational Innovation, Expert Systems, Digital Education Review, European Researcher, and International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, among others. He is an inaugural Fellow of the New Leadership Academy at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a Fellow at the Executive Leadership Academy at UC-Berkeley, and member of Cátedra ESCALAE at Universidad de Málaga in Spain.
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