Samina Hadi-Tabassum is a Clinical Associate Professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago. She is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, where she earned a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in cultural and linguistic anthropology. Her undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University with a major in English and a minor in Biology. Her research interests include bilingual education and dual language schools; linguistics, literacy and language development; racial and cultural identity; and science education.
Her practitioner work has focused on teacher education, curriculum development and pedagogy, and policy issues pertaining to educational equity.