Jana Echevarría, PhD
Professor Emerita, California State University, Long Beach
Jana Echevarría (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. Her professional experience includes teaching in general education, special education, ESL, and bilingual programs. An internationally known expert on second language learners, Dr. Echevarría has lived in Mexico, Taiwan, and Spain, where she taught and conducted research, and most recently in Macedonia as a Fulbright Specialist. Dr. Echevarría’s research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She is a co-developer of the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model of instruction for English learners. The SIOP Model is used widely in all 50 states and numerous countries.