Faculty Profile for Dr. Clarena Larrotta

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Dr. Clarena Larrotta
Professor — Conslng, Ldrship, Adlt Educ & Schl Psych
Program Director, Faculty — The Education Institute
ASBS 324
phone: (512) 245-6288

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Larrotta, C., & Adversario, J. (2022). Best practices teaching ESL: A lifelong learning approach (Fall-Winter). Wiley. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/ace.20463
  • Trad, M. L., & Larrotta, C. (2021). Radiation Therapy Professionals’ Views on Policy Implementation During COVID-19. Radiation Therapist, 30(2), 140–152.
  • Larrotta, C., & Adversario, J. (2020). Adult Chinese immigrants learning English. Adult Learning. Adult Learning. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1177/1045159520982672
  • Larrotta, C., & Chung, H. (2020). Foreign-born TESOL instructors assisting adult immigrant learners to develop civic literacy skills: a pen pal project. International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies, 8(2), 1–9.
  • Larrotta, C. (2019). Immigrants learning English in a time of anti-immigrant sentiment. Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy., 1(1), 53–58.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Alumni Award for Research Trajectory and Impact on Society, Universidad del Quindio. September 15, 2023 - October 21, 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State University. 2019 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement, Presidential Awards in Service, Texas State. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award, Texas State. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award in Teaching, Texas State University. 2020

Selected Grants

  • Guajardo, M. A (Principal), Larrotta, Clarena (Co-Principal), Oliver, J. (Co-Principal). An ethnographic approach to policy as practice: University faculty, students, school leaders, and community members working together, Equity and Access Diversity Committee, Texas State, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Oliver, J. (Principal), Larrotta, Clarena (Co-Principal). Promoting college going culture, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State, Institutional (Higher Ed), $16000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Larrotta, Clarena (Principal), Trad, M (Co-Principal), Moreno, J L (Co-Principal). Learning about Health Literacy with Underserved Populations in Central Texas: An Engaged Scholarship Project, Multidisciplinary Team Incentive Grant by the Associate Vice-President for Research and Federal Relations, Texas State University, $1500. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.
  • Payne, E M (Principal), Hodges, R (Co-Principal), Janysek, D M (Co-Principal), Larrotta, Clarena (Other). Texas Adult Education Standards and Benchmarks, Texas Workforce Commission, $430000. (Funded: 2015 - 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
Board of Directors Community Action Inc. of Central Texas
February 2022-Present
The Education Institute
August 2021-Present
GIB -Grupo de Investigación en Bilingüismo [Research Group in Bilingualism]
January 2019-Present
Accelerated Dissertation Completion Stipend
October 2018-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy
October 2018-Present