Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson

Assistant Professor

Bilingual Education

Office Phone: (575) 646-3243
Department Phone: (575) 646-4820
Fax: (575) 646-5436
MSC 3TPAL
O’Donnell Hall Room OH 201C
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
email: sijohnso@nmsu.edu

Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson is an assistant professor in bilingual education and TESOL in the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership. Ibarra Johnson is one of the co-authors of The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning along with Ofelia GarcĂ­a and Kate Seltzer. Her commitment to improving the education of bilingual students is grounded in her experience as a bilingual learner and teacher. She has been a professional development specialist, associate researcher for WIDA, director of bilingual multicultural education programs at Bernalillo Public Schools, and most recently a district biliteracy specialist for Albuquerque Public Schools. Her research focuses on translanguaging pedagogy in bilingual education and English language development contexts.