Alejandro Pérez Belda

Alejandro Pérez Belda is the world language/dual language programs coordinator at UMD. He earned his PhD in multilingual education at the University of Iowa. He also has an MA in applied linguistics (Universidad de Jaén) and an MA in Hispanic linguistics (University of Iowa). During the last five years, he taught and supervised for the Division of World Languages and the College of Education at the University of Iowa. During that time, he was responsible for the preparation of professional development designed to improve instruction and support emergent bilingual students in Iowa through a $2.2 million Title III grant on bilingual education.