Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Faculty and Staff Directory

El Ashmawi, Yvonne

Title/s: Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Secondary English teacher preparation; Critical Multicultural Education; Islamophobia in education; Chicana Feminist pedagogy

Office #: Lewis Towers 1037, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6336

E-mail: yelashmawi@luc.edu

CV Link: El Ashmawi CV


Before becoming a professor, Dr. Yvonne El Ashmawi was a secondary English instructor for more than a decade.  She has also served as a teacher educator in several contexts both at home and abroad.  Her research focuses on learning from marginalized communities about their experiences in public schools, how they enact their own agency, and how schools can become spaces of support for all students.  She is also interested in employing testimonio as both research methodology and classroom pedagogy.  Her content area focus is middle and secondary English education from a social justice framework.  As clinical assistant professor at Loyola University’s School of Education, she teaches in Teaching, Learning, & Leading with Schools & Communities. 


  • Ph.D, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Program Areas

  • Teaching, Learning, & Leading with Schools & Communities
  • Middle grades and secondary English education

Research Interests

  • English teacher preparation
  • Family involvement in secondary schools
  • Critical multicultural education
  • Islamophobia in education
  • Testimonio as methodology, epistemology, and pedagogy
  • Chicana feminist pedagogy

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Mujeres Activas En Letras Y Cambio Social (MALCS)
  • The National Association for Multicultural Education

Courses Taught

  • TLSC  360 Developing Rigorous and Relevant Instruct & Assess: Teaching Performance Assessment Preparation