Andrew Hurie is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the University of Texas at Austin. His broad research interests relate to teacher collaboration in bilingual education programs, intercultural education initiatives, social equity in Colombia’s national bilingual education program, and the role of critical language study in teacher training programs both in Colombia and the United States. He complements his research with his service as an Assistant Instructor in the College of Education and a mentor to pre-service teachers during their final field placements.
Before moving to Austin, Texas, Andrew served as a bilingual elementary teacher and a school administrator at a K-8 developmental bilingual school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There he collaborated with parents, teachers, administrators, and community organizations to create the school’s first outdoor garden and aquaponics program. As an extension of that work, he represented the United States as one of 23 educators selected to participate in Fulbright Japan’s Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development.
Andrew earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rockford University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from The Colorado College.