Lonna Summers Rocha


portrait of Lonna Summers Rocha
  • Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
  • School of Education and Human Sciences
  • Curriculum & Teaching

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #313
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Biography

Lonna Summers Rocha joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in 2016. Rocha earned a BA in English and Spanish from Southwestern College in Kansas, an MA and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. Rocha was a bilingual paraeducator for preK-12 students and taught English to college students and adults in the U.S. and Mexico. Rocha has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for in-service and pre-service teachers and provided professional development workshops to educators, community members, and migrant family advocates.

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Kansas, 2015, Lawrence, KS
M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Kansas, 2008, Lawrence, KS

Research

Research interests:

  • In-service teachers
  • University TESOL programs
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Bilingual paraeducators
  • Qualitative research
  • Reflexivity

Teaching

Teaching interests:

  • TESOL
  • Assessment
  • TESOL Practicum
  • Methods
  • Second Language Acquisition