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Irma Olmedo, PhD

Associate Professor Emerita

Curriculum & Instruction

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Irma Olmedo is Associate Professor Emerita whose research and teaching are in the areas of language education, teacher development and issues of immigration and education.

She has published journal articles and book chapters in these areas.



Tales from the Barrio and Beyond. Floricanto Press, 2020. Short story collection.

"The Not So Secret Admirer". In Meaningful Conflicts: The Art of Friction.


Research Pursued at UIC

Young children’s bilingual, metalinguistic and metacommunicative development:

  • Oral history and family narratives of Latino elderly to explore culture and its transmission to younger generation.
  • Preparing teachers for urban schools and mentoring teachers for educating English language learners.
  • Immigration: Socio-political, linguistic and educational dimensions.


PhD, Kent State U., Curriculum
Certificate of Advanced Study in Curriculum, University of Chicago
MA Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison