The college is excited to announce that Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Professor Iliana Reyes has been named the college's new associate dean! Professor Reyes has been with the college for 18 years, having started as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to full professor last year.
Professor Reyes received her master’s and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. Her expertise in biliteracy in schools and communities is widely recognized, as is her work on borderlands. She continues to carry the torch for Funds of Knowledge — based on the premise that people are competent and their life experiences have given them valuable knowledge — in the college, where the concept was born many years ago.
We are very excited to welcome Professor Reyes to the college’s leadership team. She has great connections throughout the community and across the borderlands, strong scholarship in important education issues, and expertise in asset-based educator preparation with a focus on community involvement. These attributes position her well for this important new role.