Mildred Boveda

1050 S. Forest Mall
Farmer Ed, #418B
P.O. Box 871811, Mail Code 1811
Phoenix
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5411
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5411

Biography

Mildred Boveda is an assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. In her scholarship, she uses the terms "intersectional competence" and "intersectional consciouseness" to refer to educators' understanding of diversity and how students, families, and colleagues have multiple sociocultural markers that intersect in complex and nuanced ways. She designed the Intersectional Competence Measure to assess teachers preparedness for an increasingly diverse student population. Her research focuses on establishing the theoretical and empirical evidence of validity of the intersectional competence construct. Drawing from Black feminist theory and collaborative teacher education research, she interrogates how differences are framed across education communities to influence education policy and practice.

Professor Boveda started her career as a special education teacher in Miami Dade County Public Schools. She engages in various professional activities that allow her to examine the research, practice, and policies involved with educating students with diverse needs. She is a past president of the Division for Diverse and Exceptional Learners of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the immediate past chair of the Diversity Caucus for the Teacher Education Division of CEC. 

Education

  • Ed.D. Exceptional Student Education, Florida International University
  • Ed.M. Education Policy and Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

Research Interests

Research Areas:

Special Education

Teacher Education

Intersectionality and Black Feminist Epistemology 

Urban Education

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
DCI 691 Seminar
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPE 317 Spec Educ for Cultura/Linguist
BLE 408 SEI for Linguistically Diverse
SPE 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BLE 408 SEI for Linguistically Diverse
ELL 515 Structured Engl Immersion (SEI
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPE 317 Spec Educ for Cultura/Linguist
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPE 317 Spec Educ for Cultura/Linguist
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPE 417 Inclusion Practices/Second Lvl
SPE 430 Collaborative Teaching
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPE 555 Inclusive Pract Diverse Learn