Texas A&M University-Commerce
¡Profes! Grant Office
P. O. Box 3011, Commerce, Texas 75429
Dr. Laura Chris Green, Principal Investigator of the ¡Profes! grant is an Associate Professor and has over 37 years of experience in bilingual education as teacher, principal, district coordinator and professor. She has directed the bilingual/ESL teacher preparation program since 2004. Under her leadership, the undergraduate bilingual education program was reshaped to meet the teaching standards set by the State Board of Educator Certification. Four elementary and middle level ESL programs have been added, as well as BE/ESL programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. Over 500 students have taken the undergraduate and graduate courses she designed and for which she has the primary teaching and advising responsibilities. As principal investigator of the ¡Profes! grant, her second grant funded by OELA, she is providing financial aid, innovative academic support to undergraduate students, and professional development to math and science teachers and school administrators in the region. Her BA in Spanish and French is from Rutgers University, her MA in Reading is from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Bilingual Education and Reading is from the University of Texas at Austin. She is fluent and literate in English, Spanish, and French.