Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Eleonora  Villegas-Reimers, Ph.D.

Eleonora Villegas-Reimers is a faculty member at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. At Wheelock College, she served as the Dean of the School of Education and Child Life, Acting Dean of the Child and Family Studies Division, Chair of the Department of Elementary and Special Education, and Coordinator of various programs. Her prior work includes experience as a high-school teacher, an assistant principal, and as acting director of the Office of International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Villegas-Reimers has also served as consultant to a number of international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Board on International Comparative Studies of the National Research Council, the Academy for Educational Development, and the Singapore National Institute of Education on matters related to education, teacher preparation and development, education for democracy, values education, and multiculturalism.

Dr. Villegas-Reimers is a member of the Massachusetts State Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) Board, and in that role served in the Inter-departmental Education Committee in Massachusetts, and the DEEC Advisory Board. She has also been a consultant to WGBH, a public television station in Boston on matters related to developing professional development materials for early childhood educators interested in teaching STEM and early literacy. She is also a founding member of the Massachusetts Consortium for Socio-Emotional Learning in Teacher Education (SEL-TEd).

Dr. Villegas-Reimers holds a Master of Education and Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.