Curriculum theory and change; Educational Ecology of communities;
Educational Leadership; School, curriculum and community change;
School restructuring: Organizational arrangements and structures;
School culture: change and cognition
Ph.D., Curriculum and the Study of Schooling – University of
California, Los Angeles – 1982
Awards and Honors
Member, Professors of Curriculum. 1988.
Who’s Who in American Education. 1988.
Who’s Who in the West. 1985.
Current Activities and Service
Member, Advisory Board of Project Life Lab
Member, Board of Directors of the National Center for
Community Education (Flint, MI)
Governing Council Member. SOAR (United Way of King County).
Keynote Speaker. Learning across the Hours Conference.
Vancouver, WA. 2003.
Panel Discussant. Center for Community Partnerships, 10th
Anniversary International Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2003.
Keynote Speaker. Annual School’s Out Washington Training of
Trainer Events. Seattle, WA. 2003.
Member. Advisory Group – Indicators Project on Education
Organizing – Cross City Campaign for School Reform. Chicago, IL.
Member. Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Families and Education
Levy, City of Seattle. 2003-2004.
Participant. Afterschool for All: Project 2010 (Afterschool
Presenter. August Symposium: Classroom Transformation to
Eliminate the Achievement Gap. Seattle, WA. 2002.
Discussant. After-School Programs & Supplementary
Education Conference. New York, NY. 2002.
Panel Discussant. National School-Age Care Alliance Annual
Conference. Memphis, TN. 2002
Roundtable Participant. The Civil Rights Project, Harvard
University, and National Institute for Urban School Improvement,
University of Colorado, Denver. Cambridge, MA 2001.
Member. Editorial Board Consultants: Journal of Research and
Development in Education. 1990-1995.
Member. Board of Directors. National Center for Community
Member. American Educational Research Program. 1981-present.