José A. Ortiz is a speech-language pathologist and faculty member in Hearing and Speech Sciences, at the University of Maryland, College Park. José serves as the director of the Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology. He received a B.A. in Linguistics & Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2004, M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007, and Ph.D in Special Education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2022. His research is centered on issues relating to the identification of language-related disorders in bilingual children, such as disproportionality in special education, non-biased assessment, and technology-enhanced service delivery.