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Patsy Robles-Goodwin

Education Professor Patsy Robles-Goodwin

Patsy Robles-Goodwin

Professor of Education
Dan Waggoner Hall 302

Education

  • Ed.D., Early Childhood Education, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 
  • M.L.A., Bilingual/ESOL Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 

About Dr. Robles-Goodwin

Dr. Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin is Professor of Education and Director for Bilingual/ESL Programs at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former elementary bilingual/ESL teacher and school administrator. She enjoys traveling the world learning about history, culture, and the schooling experiences. The yearly study abroad trips have included: Ecuador/ Galapagos, Peru, Spain, and hopefully Italy. These traveling experiences are incorporated into her teaching and research. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. 

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan:

  • EDU 3310 Multicultural Education
  • EDU 3318 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 4317 ESL Methodology
  • RDG 4323 ESL Literacy
  • RDG 3328 Bilingual Children's Literature
  • EDU 3363 Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • EDU 4329 Content Area Methodology in Dual Language Classrooms
  • EDU 4362 Reading/Language Arts in Dual Language Classrooms
  • EDU 6305 Psychosocial Dimensions in Education
  • EDU 8306 Diversity Frameworks
  • EDU 8328/29 Dissertation Design and Proposal
  • EDU 8331/31 Dissertation Defense
Presentations
  • Fall 2006 - A Study of the Scoring Accuracy of the IDEA Test. Second Language Acquisition and Diversity Symposium.  UNT Dallas Campus.
Publications
  • Newton, W., Miranda, T., Vowell, J., & Martinez, C.  (2015). An Investigation into Instructor Implementation of Alternative Course Offerings in Education Departments in One Private Liberal Arts University," Journal of Learning in Higher Education
  • Newton, W., Miranda, T., Vowell, J., & Martinez, C.  (2014). An investigation into instructor preparation, implementation, and reflective practice during alternative course offerings in education departments at one private liberal arts university.  Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education and the International Conference of the Academic Business World, USA, 52.
  • Pope, N., Martinez, C., & Hammonds, L. (2014). Combining a high touch vision with high tech practices in teacher education. Transformations. Persistent link: http://www.academiccommons.org/2014/07/31/combining-a-high-touch-vision-with-high-tech-practices-in-teacher-education/
  • Miranda, T., Dryden, J., Dryden, L., Martinez, C., & Newton, W.  (2013). Instruction through the lens of socio-economic status: Reflections for teacher educators.  Journal of Academic Perspectives, 3.
  • Miranda, T., Dryden, J., Dryden, L., Martinez, C., & Myers, S.  (2011). Social processes observed during preparation for state-mandated tests: Implications for teacher education programs.  Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 18, p. 56-66.
  • Martinez, C. (1997). The future of the race (book review). Wesleyan Graduate Review 1(2)
Research Interests

Dr. Robles-Goodwin's research interests center on educational issues affecting English Language Learners, especially Latino students and their families: young children, biliteracy issues, and diversity teaching and training. She is also interested in the administrative experiences of Latinas in public schools. Her current research centers on the experiences (teaching and cultural) of Latino educators recruited to the US to work with students in dual language classrooms in the United States. 

Dr. Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin is Professor of Education and Director for Bilingual/ESL Programs at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former elementary bilingual/ESL teacher and school administrator. She enjoys traveling the world learning about history, culture, and the schooling experiences. The yearly study abroad trips have included: Ecuador/ Galapagos, Peru, Spain, and hopefully Italy. These traveling experiences are incorporated into her teaching and research. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. 

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