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Eva Diaz

Eva Diaz

Research Associate

Project RISE

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-4575

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The intersections of Gifted Potential/Outstanding Talent and Schooling Experiences for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

  • Bilingual/Bicultural and English as a Second Language Education, including Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the USA
  • Second Language Acquisition and Bilingual Development
  • Instructional Methods
  • Assessment
  • Program Designs and Policy
  • Gifted and Talented Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Multicultural Education
  • Advanced Issues
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Bilingual Education, 1994
  • M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University, Early Childhood Education, 1990
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Elementary School Education, 1988
  • Castellano, J. A., & Díaz, E. I. (Eds.) (2001). Reaching new horizons: Gifted and talented education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Reis, S., & Díaz, E. (1999). Economically disadvantaged urban female students who achieve in school. Urban Review 31(1), 31-54.
  • Díaz, E. (1999). Talented Hispanic students in the United States. In A. Baldwin & Vialle, W. (Eds.), The many faces of giftedness: Lifting the masks. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.
  • Kloosterman, V., & Diaz, E. I. (1999). Lo que los educadores necesitan saber sobre los alumnos bilingues y el desarrollo del talento (What teachers should know about bilingual students and talent development). Storrs, CT: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.
  • Díaz, E. I. (1998). Perceived factors influencing the underachievement of talented Puerto Rican descent students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 42(2), 105-122.
  • Díaz, E. (1996). Portraits of Puerto Rican gifted females who achieve and underachieve. In K. Arnold, K. D. Noble, & R. F. Subotnik (Eds.), Remarkable women: Perspectives on female talent development. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Reis, S., Hebert, T., & Díaz, E., Maxfield, L. R., & Ratley, M. E. (1995). Case studies of talented students who achieve and underachieve in an urban high school. (Research Monograph 95120) Storrs, CT: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.
  • Renzulli, J. S., Reis, S. M., Hebert, T., & Díaz, E. (1994). The plight of high ability students in urban schools. In M. Wany & M. Reynolds (Eds.), Making a difference for students at risk (pp. 61-98). Philadelphia, PA: The National Center on Education in the Inner Cities.
  • Reis, S., Hebert, T., & Díaz, E. (1995). Technical report: An ethnographic description of the life experiences of high ability students in an urban environment. Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education.

Research Associate. Project RISE, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. College of Education and Health Professions. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. August 2012-Now

Instructor. Excellence in Health Education: Methodology of Teaching. Master’s Program in Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea-Athens, Greece: July-August 2002 (abroad/Cyprus); July-August 2003 (abroad/Cyprus); August 2003 (on-site); September 2004, 2005, 2006 (on-site)

Instructor. Introduction to Language. Undergraduate Program, Department of English. La Verne University, Athens Campus, Greece: April-June 2002 and September-December 2003

Associate Professor. Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Neag School of Education. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. September 1999-May 2001

Assistant Professor. Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Neag School of Education. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: September 1994-August 1999

Instructor. Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Neag School of Education. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: September 1993-May 1994

Research Associate. The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: January-May 1993