Mary Carol Combs

Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Practice
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP

Mary Carol Combs is Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in bilingual and ESL education, sheltered content instruction and ESL methods, Indigenous language revitalization, and language policy and planning. Her research interests include bilingual education policy and law, sociocultural theory, indigenous language revitalization and development, immigration and education, sheltered instruction and ELL teacher preparation.

Research Interests:  Bilingual education law and policy, ESL methods, Multicultural education, Indigenous language planning and policy, Foundations of American Indian language education, Indigenous culture, language, and identity in film