Penn State's College of Education is regularly ranked among the nation's best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature courses are taught by the same nationally recognized faculty.
Dr. Emily Aguiló-Pérez is an assistant professor of education (children's literature) at Penn State. Her previous research examined the social and cultural implications that experiences with Barbie had on women's and girls' lives. Her current research examines representations of Puerto Rican identity in children's literature. Her teaching experience encompasses education at the elementary, high school, and college levels. She has taught Children's Literature, The Creative Child, and Teaching English to English Language Learners. Other areas of research include children's literature, girlhood studies, Latinx studies, and ESL.