Ligia Gomez Franco
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
About Ligia Gómez Franco
Ligia Gómez Franco is a Developmental and Educational Psychologist. Her research interests include language development of monolingual and bilingual children who come from diverse cultural contexts. Dr. Gómez is particularly interested in the role parents, teachers, and technology have in fostering vocabulary learning and reading comprehension.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University. Fall 2020-Present.
Honors Faculty, Barrett The Honors College, Arizona State University. 2019-2020
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centro de Investigación en Educación y Desarrollo, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile. 2018-2019
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology
Master of Arts in Developmental and Educational Psychology
Master of Education in International Teaching
Framingham State College
Bachelor of Humanities in Educational Psychology
Bolivian Catholic University, San Pablo
Research and Publications
Zhila Aghajari, Deniz Sonmez Unal, Mesut Erhan Unal, Ligia E. Gómez & Erin Walker (2020). "Decomposition of Response Time to Give Better Predictions of Children's Reading Comprehension" In: Proceedings of The 13th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2020), Anna N. Rafferty, Jacob Whitehill, Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, and Cristobal Romero (eds.) pp. 334 - 341.
Gómez, L.E., Vasilyeva, M., & Dulaney, A. (2017). Teachers’ Read-aloud Practices as Predictors of Children’s Vocabulary: The Case of Chilean Preschools. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 52, 149–158.