Patricia (Trish) Morita-Mullaney

Patricia (Trish) Morita-Mullaney

Assistant Professor


Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney is a professor in Literacy and Language in the Curriculum and Instruction program at Purdue University. She’s a licensed K-12 teacher, coach and administrator from Arizona and Indiana where she taught and led ELL adult education, middle, and elementary school.

Dr. Morita-Mullaney serves as the President of the Indiana Chapter for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.


  • Ph.D. — Language, Literacy & Culture, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • M.S. — Educational Leadership, Butler University  
  • M.S. — Language, Literacy & Culture, Indiana University Purdue University
  • B.S. — Elementary Education with specialization and certification in English Language  
                 Learners, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Research Interests

Morita-Mullaney’s research occurs at the intersections of language learning, gender, and race — seeking to discover how they inform the identity acts of educators of bilingual students. Guided by critical and feminist thought, she examines how these overlapping identities serve the logics of educational decision-making for bilingual students.

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