Dr. JoAnn Canales


Dr JoAnn Canales

JoAnn earned a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Houston in 1973, a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education with a minor in Spanish in 1978 from Laredo State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Bilingual Education in 1985 from The University of Texas at Austin. She began her academic career at the University of North Texas in 1989 as an assistant professor in the College of Education where she also served as Director of the Center for Collaborative Research. Beginning in 1994, she was associate professor at the University of Colorado at Denver where she also served as Interim Associate Dean facilitating the establishment of university school partnerships in the graduate teacher preparation program. In August of 1998, she accepted the position of Coordinator of Teacher Education and Associate Professor at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the field-based teacher education program. In 2001, she was promoted to full professor and in 2002-2003 she was recognized as a Fellow in the American Council on Education Leadership Training Program. From 2003-2005, she served as the inaugural Assessment Fellow awarded by the TAMUCC Faculty Renaissance Council, engaging the university community on issues related to assessment and facilitating the development of assessment/accountability skills within the university community. She has also shared her expertise internationally with extensive work in Mexico, Canada,Trinidad/Tobago and Peru. JoAnn was also recognized for her teaching as the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2005-2006. She has served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 2007 to 2013. She currently the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies