Dr. Phyllis Robertson joined the Department of Teacher Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the fall of 2013. She has a B.S. in Special Education, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Special Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. As a long-standing clinical faculty member with the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Robertson taught undergraduate and graduate students, obtained and administered federal research and training grants, and provided professional development for local, state, and national organizations. Her research focuses on the provision of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, early intervention, and special education services in public school environments. She is particularly interested in identifying instructional strategies and methodologies that are most effective for students with special needs and exploring the most effective mechanisms for preparing educators to provide them. Her current research focus is on culturally responsive teacher preparation and the nature of eligibility determinations for English Language Learners with disabilities.