I am an Associate Professor here at LMU, where I have the honor and privilege of also serving as Director the Liberal Studies Program (LBST). I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and the School of Education respectively. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, especially the recently developed First Year Seminar entitled “Education & the Public Good”. I am currently developing a Capstone course for the LBST program on “Education & Global Issues”. My areas of interest and expertise include content area reading and multiple literacies, professional learning in K-12 schools, the effective and equitable education of English Learners, teacher preparation, sociocultural variables in education, teacher supervision, school reform, college pipeline programs, international education, and grant writing. I have worked closely with schools and districts throughout my career and have taught across the K-12 grade span in t he U.S. and Mexico.
I came to LMU from Kennesaw State University (KSU), where I was an Associate Professor and the lead co-director of an $8.9 Million federal Teacher Quality Partnership Grant to redesign teacher preparation around Urban Education, using a model of vertically aligned professional development schools. In Georgia I also served as the founding Co-Director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) at the University of Georgia (UGA). There I worked with teams of educators statewide to raise student achievement. Each year I invited the nation’s top researchers and practitioners to work with these teams—renowned scholars such as Luis Moll and Eugene Garcia. While at UGA and KSU I also served on numerous MA thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, including as dissertation chair. Across my career I have taught over 40 different courses for academic credit across the undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral levels.
Other professional positions I have held include Department Head of the American Language Program at the University of Georgia, Education Programs Specialist at the California Department of Education, and Interim Director of Contract Language Programs in the Center for International Education at UC Davis. I also taught for five years at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In addition to my academic writing, I enjoy writing books for children. I have finished my first two and am working on a third.
University of California at Davis: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction/Language and Literacy
Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
Monterey Institute of International Studies: M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Mills College: B.A., History
Chapman University: California Teaching Credential, Social Science and English as a Second Language authorization
Areas of Expertise (9)
Interdisciplinary Program Award (professional)
LMU Office for Research/Sponsored Projects Interdisciplinary Program Award for work as Co-PI on $1.2 M NOYCE grant to recruit more teachers into STEM fields
7 Revolutions Fellow (professional)
New York TImes/Center for Strategic & International Studies/Regents University System Georgia:
Award for Excellence in Mentoring Students (professional)
University of Georgia Schneider
Doctoral Scholar (professional)
US Department of Education Title VII
Presidential Scholar (professional)
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Lucie Stern Merit Scholar (professional)
- AERA: American Education Research Association
- ASCD: Associate for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- CCTE: California Council on Teacher Education
- IRA: International Reading Association
- TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Spanish (conversational)
English Language Develop/SDAIE
Education & Public Good
First Year Seminar
Pre-Practicum in Education
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Cultural Paradigms of Education
Teaching Reading in Elementary Classrooms
English Language Development/SDAIE
Orientation to Learning
Anthropological Analysis Diversity
Sociocultural Analysis in Education
Musetti, B. (2016). Standards-based reform. In S. Salas (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley Publishing.
Musetti, B. (2016). Project Planning and Sustainability. In S. Salas (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley Publishing.
Musetti, B., Salas, S., & Murray, B. (2016). Humanizing the core: English Language Learners and culturally sustaining young adult literature. In L. de Olivera and M. Shoffner, (Eds.), London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Montalvo-Balbed, M. and Musetti, B. (2015). Unpacking capital: Promoting student success & learning to “do school”. GA TESOL in Action.
Salas, S., Musetti, B. & Plaisance, M. (2013). Latino transnationals (not) in advanced academics: Asking hard questions together. In M. Matthews and J. Castellano, (Eds.), Talent development for English Language Learners: Identifying and developing potential. Austin, TX: Prufrock Press.