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Sherry Marx

Sherry Marx

Associate Professor, ESL/Multicultural Education/Qualitative Methods

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 341
Phone: 435-797-2227
Email: sherry.marx@usu.edu

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Sherry Marx is an Associate Professor of ESL education, multicultural education, and qualitative research. Her research focuses on examining and improving the education of linguistically and culturally diverse schoolchildren. In particular, she is interested in the beliefs that White, mainstream educators construct about the diverse children with whom they work and the impact of these beliefs on student achievement and educator-student relationships. Her research is grounded in contemporary critical theories, including critical race theory and whiteness studies. 
Dr. Marx has guided several critically-oriented qualitative dissertations including studies of:
• Successful teachers of Latina/o students
• Successful Latina/o middle school students
• The ways monolingual Spanish-speaking parents negotiate their children’s English-only education
• Teacher impressions of high and low income students 
• Stereotype threat and African American women engineering students