Guadalupe Díaz Lara, Ph.D.
Office: EC 558
CAS 201 - Child, Family, and Community
CAS 340 – Parenting in the 21st Century
Dr. Guadalupe Díaz Lara received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University with an emphasis on early childhood development. Previously, Dr. Díaz worked as a Research Associate at the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, where she focused on improving early educational outcomes and family partnerships for bilingual children and families.
Dr. Díaz Lara’s research is focused on connecting research, policy, and practice to understand, elevate, and address factors that influence the educational experiences of children and families from diverse backgrounds, especially, Latinx families and Dual Language Learners/English Learners. Additionally, her research explores the systemic barriers families experience accessing social services and community resources to support their children and empower their families.