Ph.D. Students

Liana Thacker Balloffet
  • Title
    • Doctoral Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, McHenry 0262
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Research Interests

Dual Language Education, Mathematics Education, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Assessment, Education Policy, Teacher Professional Development 

Biography, Education and Training


B.A. Early Childhood Education and Youth and Family Studies, Lesley University



Graduate Student Researcher, MALLI

Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Dual Language teacher in public and private schools

Special Education paraprofessional, PK-8th grade, public school and afterschool



CA Multiple Subjects Credential with Bilingual Authorization (Spanish, BCLAD)

MA Early Childhood Credential (ages 3-2nd grade)

Selected Presentations

Balloffet, L. and Téllez, K. (Forthcoming, 2021, April). Analysis of California’s Elementary Dual Language Programs: Charter Schools and Latina/x/o Students. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.