Dr. J. Sabrina Mims-Cox
Joan Sabrina Mims-Cox is currently professor of education at California State University, Los Angeles, Director of the Los Angeles Accelerated Schools Center, Coordinator of the Bilingual Program, and Coordinator of the Masters in Education, Options in Bilingual/Multicultural Education and Curriculum and Instruction in the Urban Classroom. She earned her Ph. D. in the Joint Doctoral Program between Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University where she collaborated with large urban school districts including Montebello; her Masters from San Diego State University in Bilingual/Multicultural Education and her Bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego in Linguistics. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has authored several interdisciplinary textbooks in both Spanish and English for Houghton Mifflin Company and Sage Publications, along with numerous articles in professional journals and books. She is also on the editorial boards of the Teacher Education Quarterly and the Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Yearbook. Her primary areas of research interest include multilingual/multicultural education, language development, biliteracy, new models of teacher education in a global community, and school transformation. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of language development, school transformation and reform and serves as an educational consultant for a variety of educational and community organizations and school districts.