Megan Hopkins, Ph.D.


UC San Diego

Megan Hopkins, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her work is motivated by her experience as a bilingual elementary school teacher in Phoenix, Arizona, before and after the state passed its English-only law. She received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also mentored first-year bilingual teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her research seeks to identify systems-level approaches to equity-oriented educational change, with an emphasis on designing schools that engage and challenge immigrant-origin and refugee students and facilitate teacher learning and development. She has collaborated with school districts across the country to provide research-based guidance related to language policy implementation, and to co-design supportive professional learning contexts for teachers of English learners.