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Erin Ramirez

Assistant Professor
Department of Education and Leadership

Contact information

(831) 582-5087

Building & room

Del Mar

Office hours

Tuesdays: 12-2pm


Dr. Erin M. Ramirez is an Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator of Project POPPY, and Program Coordinator of Secondary Teacher Education in the Department of Education and Leadership. She teaches courses in English methods, literacy across the content areas, adolescent development, cross-disciplinary methods, and Masters level research methods while also mentoring Masters' students through their thesis projects. Most recently Dr. Ramirez received a 4.89 million dollar United States Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership grant to increase the recruitment/retention of new teachers from underrepresented populations, increase k-12 student literacy and STEM achievement, and provide professional development to teachers throughout Monterey County. Previously Dr. Ramirez was an Adjunct Professor and Graduate Research Assistant at George Mason University. While at Mason she received the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Ramirez earned her PhD in Teacher and Teacher Education with an emphasis in Research Methodologies at George Mason University in 2016. Before teaching at Mason, Erin was a high school English and Journalism teacher. Her research interests include: teacher self-efficacy, content-area literacy, secondary literacy instruction, student reading achievement, teacher education, and research methods.