Shondel Nero

Professor of Language Education

Shondel Nero

Phone: 212-998-5757

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Dr. Shondel Nero is Professor of Language Education and Director of the Program in Multilingual Multicultural Studies in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She is an applied linguist whose research examines the politics, challenges, and strategies of educating students who speak and/or write in nonstandard varieties of English, World Englishes, and Creoles. She has extensively researched the linguistic and educational needs of speakers of Caribbean Creole English in the US and the Caribbean as well as related issues on language and identity, and language education policy. Her work has appeared in prominent peer-reviewed journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, World Englishes, Applied Linguistics Review, Language Policy, and Language, Culture, and Curriculum. A native of Guyana, Dr. Nero is the author of Englishes in Contact: Anglophone Caribbean Students in an Urban College (Hampton Press, 2001), editor of Dialects, Englishes, Creoles, and Education (Routledge, 2006), and co-author with Dohra Ahmad of Vernaculars in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities (Routledge, 2014). She is the inaugural recipient of the James E. Alatis Prize (2016) for an outstanding article on research in language policy and planning in educational contexts based on her work as a Fulbright scholar in Jamaica, where she examined the implementation of the Jamaican Language Education Policy in schools.

Dr. Nero directs a study-abroad program in the Dominican Republic as a means of developing teachers' intercultural competence and culturally responsive pedagogy. She serves on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics as well as on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics.