Originally from Cuba, Dr. Bermudez has been affiliated with the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) since 1978. She is currently an associate vice-president for academic affairs at that institution. Dr. Bermudez is a widely published author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and books. As a professor at UHCL, she is the recipient of a lifetime presidential award for her research accomplishments. Currently, she is a co-author in The Language of Literature series for grades 6-12. These series are widely used in the United States. Her research agenda has focused on cultural and linguistic diversity in the United States.

Understanding Learners: Meeting the Challenge of Today’s U.S. Classrooms

When we consider diversity in the classroom, the interrelated factors of ethnicity and race are likely to come to mind, and it is crucial that their educational implications be understood by teachers within their historical framework.

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