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Dr. Ana Lado
Professor of Education
Contact Information

Rowley G117
(703) 284-1669

Academic Credentials

B.S., Georgetown University
M.S., Georgetown University, Title VII Traineeship
Ph.D., Georgetown University, Title VII Fellow
Teaching Areas:
  • TESOL, Reading
  • Creativity
  • Multicultural Education

Research Interests:
  • Use of Books in Teaching Bilinguals and English Language Learners
After receiving her doctoral degree, Dr. Ana Lado worked on various federal grants in local bilingual schools and programs before joining Marymount in 1992.

She brings expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She publishes articles about “Tellability,” a term she coined referring to picture books used to teach English. Such expertise contributed to her course, “Expressing Creativity in Art and Language with Digital Stories and Picture Books,” for the DISCOVER 101 First-Year Seminar.

Over the years, Dr. Lado has taught a variety of courses and helped to expand the department with increased enrollments and offerings, such as methods of TESOL, foundations in reading, reading remediation and development, and creativity and problem solving. Dr. Lado publishes and presents regularly at local, national, and international professional conferences about pedagogy related to picture books.

She developed a Computer Assisted Language Learning program, “e-English” and materials for a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, “Lado TEFL.”

Dr. Lado founded and advises MU’s Latino Student Association and Kids-2-College.