Elizabeth Grassi, PhD, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Grassi started her career as a K-12 ESL teacher and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1998. In 2003, Elizabeth joined the Regis University faculty as a specialist in culturally and linguistically diverse education. In 2010, she was awarded the Regis College Faculty Lecture of the Year and presented a speech on “Defining Quality in Education.” Grassi is also an evaluation and assessment specialist and is presently serving as the Director of Faculty Assessment at Regis University.
Grassi’s scholarship focuses on the impact of international and domestic community based learning on pre-service teachers and equity issues in education. She has published several articles in these areas and her latest textbook addresses the assessment and teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students with exceptionalities: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students: Strategies for Teaching and Assessment (Grassi, E.; and Barker, H., 2010, Sage Publications).