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M.A. TESOL alumni earns PhD from University of Kansas in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on TESOL and a minor in Social Justice
M.A. TESOL alumni earns PhD from University of Kansas in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on TESOL and a minor in Social Justice

Leah Mortenson attended Portland State from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014. Having lived abroad— most recently and extensively as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia from 2011-2013— Leah’s research lends a global perspective to local and national issues, homing in on social justice and equity in U.S. public education. Leah recently completed a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on TESOL and a minor in Social Justice in Education from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation research looks at integrating social justice curricula into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) settings.