Dr. Laura Alamillo has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as interim dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. Alamillo previously served as associate dean for the Kremen School and is currently the executive director for Programs for Children at Fresno State. Alamillo received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in language, literacy and culture before coming to Fresno State in 2004. Prior, she taught migrant education in an East Bay elementary school district. In addition to her experience in schools, Alamillo continues her research in the education of emergent bilingual children looking specifically at additive teaching practices used in classrooms to recognize and validate racially, culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.