Joel Gomez

Joel Gomez
Professor Emeritus, Educational Leadership
(202) 994-3306

Dr. Joel Gomez holds a joint appointment as a faculty member and Director of GWU's Institute for Education Studies. His areas of expertise include bilingual and bicultural education, higher education, web-based information services, and federal funding of education research and development.

While a graduate student at GWU, Dr. Gomez founded and directed the Center for the Study of Language Education which won funding from the U.S. Department of Education to operate the National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education. Subsequently that was replaced with the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. These clearinghouses have served as nationwide resources on bilingual and bicultural education and English language acquisition for scholars, policy makers, school administrators, teachers, and parents. 

Ed.D., The George Washington University
M.A., University of Texas
B.A., University of Texas

In the News

The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics has announced the selection of Dr. Joel Gómez as the next President of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

"Dr. Gómez is an experienced and seasoned leader. He is an excellent fit for CAL in terms of his diverse experience, background, and managerial expertise and we are enthusiastic about his selection as CAL's President." -Dr. Eugene García, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Congratulations, Dr. Gómez!

Dr. Joel Gomez, Dr. Lottie Baker, and Dr. Patricia DiCerbo, core GSEHD staff for the English Learner National Professional Development (NPD) grant funded by the Department of Education, met with Judy Radford, ESL Professional Development Coordinator in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability, to discuss NPD start-up activities. Dr. DiCerbo is not new to NPD project activities in Virginia, since she has provided leadership to an existing NPD grant for close to five years, and has worked closely with Judy Radford during this period.

Dr. Joel Gomez (P.I) and Dr. Lottie Baker (co-P.I.) received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the National Professional Development Program. The grant supports a five year project that will help to train Virginia public school teachers and educational administrators in areas with high populations of English language learners. The proposal was one of 49 funded out of 300 proposals submitted.