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Cristina Viera

Cristina Viera

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Office: 206 Killian Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Dr. Viera's current research explores the integration of arts-based pedagogy in social studies education, andragogy for teacher professional development, and the incorporation of global and multicultural perspectives in teacher education programs. Her teaching intends to enhance preservice teachers' understanding of diversity within classrooms and schools, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate different cultures and to create inclusive learning environments. Dr. Viera volunteers her services to school districts, focusing on inclusive practices for Emergent Bilinguals and strategies for promoting inclusivity in middle and high school social studies classrooms. Dr. Viera has over eight years of teaching experience in both urban secondary schools and higher education.


  • Ph D, University of South Florida
  • MS, Nova Southeastern University
  • BA, Florida International University

Teaching Interests

Multicultural and Global Education, Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Social Studies, Inclusive Pedagogical Practices for Emergent Bilinguals

Research Interests

Global Education, Multicultural Education, Andragogical Strategies for Teacher Professional Development, Inclusive Pedagogies for Emergent Bilinguals, and Arts-Based Pedagogy

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