Cherice Montgomery holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Learning, Technology, & Culture from Michigan State University. Her research explores the potential of transliteracy, social technologies, and design-based pedagogies for affecting change in world language teacher education and professional development.
Cherice’s professional endeavors have included the design and facilitation of a variety of grant-funded summer institutes and webinars aimed at helping world language educators to develop skills in mentoring, leadership, pedagogy, project-based language learning, and technology. She has also served as co-chair of the ACTFL Pimsleur Research Award Committee, as an advisory board member for several different Language Resource Centers, as a member of the New Visions in Foreign Language Education Task Force, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum & Instruction. Additionally, she has worked with the Literacy Acquisition Research Center at Michigan State, the Top-of-the-Mitt Red Cedar Writing Project, and the MSU Writing Center. Her work is informed by a diverse array of K-16 teaching experiences, and she has been honored with several awards for excellence in teaching, including the BYU Faculty Women’s Association Teaching Award, the Kansas Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award, and USD 259’s Good Apple Award.
Cherice currently coordinates the Spanish Teaching Major Program at Brigham Young University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in assessment, language teaching methods, and technology, and mentors teachers regarding dual language immersion and literacy development.