University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mary Louise Gomez, PhD

Mary Louise Gomez is Professor of Literacy Studies and Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MSPE courses she teaches are Teaching Diverse Learners and Current Issues in Education.

Teaching Diverse Learners is designed to support teachers’ critical reflection on their own ideals and perspectives about diverse families and students, to prepare teachers to use pedagogical practices that will support the learning and achievement of marginalized student populations, and to implement multiple means of assessing diverse students’ class products and performances. Current Issues in Education is designed to offer teachers the opportunity to explore deeply issues of interest to them that affect their teaching and relationships with students and their families, and to disseminate their investigations to other teachers, faculty, and researchers.

Mary Louise’s research focuses on the intersections of race, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, language background, and teaching and learning.

Selected Recent Publications

Gomez, M. L., Carlson, J. R., Foubert, J., & Powell, S. N. (2014). “It’s not them; it’s me:” Contradictions in aspiring teachers’ consciousness. Teaching Education.

Johnson Lachuk, A. S., Gomez, M. L., & Powell, S. N. (2014). What does it mean to be the “pride of Pinesville?:” Opportunities facilitated and constrained. In K. Bhopal & U. Maylor (Eds.) Educational inequalities: Difference and diversity in schools and higher education (pp. 193-211). New York: Routledge.

Gomez, M. L., Khurshid, A., & Freitag, M. B., & Johnson Lachuk, A. S. (2012). Every day racial microagressions in graduate students’ lives: How they operate and their consequences. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27, 1189-1199.