• Dr. Paul is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education and Grant Coordinator for Project IMPACT-PD in the English as a Second Language Department. This grant has served hundreds of multilingual families and students in the surrounding community. This grant work has also prepared many teachers through coursework and workshops in facilitating the success of multilingual children. Before working at UAB, she served as an EL and Spanish teacher with Birmingham City Schools in the PK-12 setting where she had the privilege of serving as instructor of the school's Spanish Club. She was a Teacher Consultant of the National Writing Project affiliate, Red Mountain Writing Project. She initially began her teaching career in Madrid, Spain where she taught English to native Spanish speakers in the adult and elementary setting.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Enhancing diversity in classroom libraries: Looking closely at culture and language inclusionThe Reading Paradigm.  13:19-32. 2019

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Paul has a passion for teaching bilingual children and empowering their family members through engagement activities. Her research strands include family engagement practices with emergent bilingual children in the early childhood setting and preparing current and future teachers to support multilingual children.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2019
  • Master of Education in Teaching English As a Second Or Foreign Language / Esl Language Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, Birmingham-Southern College 2011
  • Full Name

  • Julie Paul