The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized a dissertation by GSE Assistant Professor of Practice Dan Heiman with its 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the AERA Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group.
Heiman has a PhD from the University of Texas, Austin, where he specialized in bilingual and bicultural education in the Department of Mexican American and Latin Studies. His dissertation title is Two-Way Immersion, Gentrification, and Critical pedagogy: Teaching Against the Neoliberal Logic.
This is Heiman’s first year at PSU, where he is an instructor in the ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement Program and a cohort leader of the Bilingual Teacher Pathway program (BTP) in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. His research focus is on critical, equitable, and hopeful processes in dual-language contexts and preparing and working with future bilingual teachers around those processes.
Previously, Heiman was a bilingual teacher in El Paso, Texas, and a teacher educator at the University of Veracruz (Mexico).
AERA has invited Heiman to present his research at the 2018 Annual AERA meeting in New York this April.