Eugene Garcia
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor


  • English language learners
  • Hispanic students
  • Language acquisition

Eugene García is professor emeritus at Arizona State University. From 2002 to 2006, he was the dean of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education on the Tempe campus of ASU. From 2006 to 2011 he was professor and vice president for education partnerships. Before joining ASU, he served as professor and dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley from 1995 to 2001 and as a senior officer in the U.S. Department of Education from 1993 to 1995. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow in human development at Harvard University and as a National Research Council fellow. He has been a recipient of a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship and received numerous academic and public honors. He has published extensively in the area of language teaching and bilingual development authoring and/or co-authoring over 200 articles and book chapters along with 14 books and monographs. García received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah and his doctorate in human development from the University of Kansas.