Tatiana Joseph, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in Curriculum and Instruction where she teaches courses in second language acquisition. Her research interests center on the idea of quality educational opportunities for urban students, especially English Language Learners. Specifically, her research focuses on First Language Maintenance, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Critical Race Theory and curriculum development. She has presented research papers at numerous conferences including American Educational Research Association, Critical Race Studies in Education and the National Association of Bilingual Education.
Dr. Joseph brings a number of years of experience in the field of education. Prior to her professorship, she worked as a Spanish teacher and a mentor to students in her community. Currently, Dr. Joseph also severs as a School Board Director for Milwaukee Public Schools representing the community she grew up in. Because of her work and commitment to public education, Dr. Joseph was awarded the 2014 Marquette University College of Education Young Alumna of the Year.
Dr. Joseph received a B.A in Secondary Education and Spanish from Marquette University , a M.S in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESL/Bilingual Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Ph.D in Urban Education from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin.