Eduardo Ortiz, Ph.D. Sociology

Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University,
6580 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6580
 
Phone: 435-797-3690
Email: eduardo.ortiz@usu.edu
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Last Updated: October 31, 2014

Eduardo Ortiz
 

Discipline Coordinators: Education
 
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Family Studies
Interdisciplinary
Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
 
AUCD Council Membership: Multicultural Council
 
Research: Early Language Development, preschool, Disability Studies, Social-demography, program evaluation
Education: Eduardo has a Ph.D in Sociology from Utah State University and he also holds a J.D. in law from Catholic University in Ecuador
Service: Board member of the following community organizations: Mount Logan Middle School, Bridger Elementary School Board, Parks and Recreations, City of Logan Board, and Somebody's Attic, a non-profit organization that supports CAPSA, child and family abuse prevention programs.

Vita/Bio

Eduardo got his Ph.D. in Sociology (2009) from Utah State University. His dissertation work focused on the influence of family structures and the role of siblings on early language development of preschool Latino children. Eduardo also holds a Law Degree (J.D.) from the Catholic University of Ecuador, his native country.

Currently, Eduardo is a Senior Research Associate at the Research and Evaluation Division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. At present, he is working on the Using Technology for Emergent Literacy and Language UTELL project. Eduardo is also a trainee with the URLEND program, and coordinates the activities of the South Main Clinic, part of the URLEND program. He is a senior research associate for the PEECSE program and coordinates the activities for the project. Eduardo works with the National Children Study-Language Measure project. He is also involved in writing, translating, interpretating and facilitating the CPD's international efforts for grant proposals.

During the past 10 years, Eduardo has been part of many other CPD research projects mainly focused on early education including the Bilingual Early Language and Literacy Support project (BELLS), Head Start-USU project, the SHELLS project, Early Reading First-Utah project, the PICCOLO project, Champions-Inc project, Finding Utah's Most In Need Children project, the Utah Education Network project, and the New Mexico Extended School Year project.

Eduardo teaches several classes at Utah State University including Introduction to Sociology (Soc. 1010), Social Problems (Soc. 1020), Social Research Methods (Soc. 3110), and Population and Society (Soc. 3200).

Eduardo has been highly involved in community work, and because of that he was the recipient of the 2008 USU Diversity award. He is a board member of the following community organizations: Bridger Elementary School Board, Parks and Recreations, City of Logan, and Somebody's Attic, a non-profit organization that supports CAPSA, and other child and family abuse prevention programs.

Along with his work in the United States, Eduardo also currently writes on educational topics for a local newspaper in Ecuador.