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Mahon, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Mahon

Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address:elizabeth.mahon@ucdenver.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

Liz Mahon joined the faculty of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education in the School of Education & Human Development in 2011. Liz was born and lived in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for 18 years, so early on developed a passion for the world of culturally and linguistically diverse education. Prior to coming to CU Denver, Liz was a school counselor/psychologist and English Language Development teacher in public schools in Colorado and North Carolina for 20 years. As a clinical professor, Liz spends time in k-12 classrooms, supporting teachers as they create rich learning environments for multilingual learners. Liz presents locally and nationally on infusing a cultural and multilingual lens into content area instruction through the use of translanguaging, language play and culturally sustaining curriculum.

Liz’s hobbies include traveling, biking, boating, yoga, reading, cooking, and gardening.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BA in English, Oberlin College
  • MA in Educational Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • PhD in Social, Multicultural and Bilingual Foundations of Education, University of Colorado Boulder


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