Credential/MA Faculty


The faculty shown below have the primary responsibility of teaching and supervising in our Credential program.  Additional faculty/adjunct may teach classes or supervise students.

Teacher Education Faculty

Megan Bettis

Lecturer/Supervisor, Science Teacher Credential and Program Director, Young Scholars Program

UC Davis, School of Education Building, Room 249, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0622
Teacher Education Faculty

Kim Holsberry

Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Portrait of Kim Holsberry


  • CLAD (2004)
  • Certificated Early Literacy Group Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1997)
  • Certificated Reading Recovery Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1994)
  • B.A.
UC Davis, School of Education Building, Room 234, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-8258

Margarita Jimenez-Silva


Portrait of Margarita Jimenez-Silva

Prof. Margarita Jimenez-Silva’s research focuses on preparing and supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’ linguistic and academic content development. More specifically, her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement. Her research has been published by journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Childhood Education, and the Journal of Research on Childhood Education. 

(530) 752-3959
Teacher Education Faculty

Chantal Mace

Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Chantal Mace joined the School of Education faculty with 15 joyful years of experience as a classroom teacher. Teaching has been woven into the fabric of her family history for several generations. In 2007, she earned her doctorate from St. Mary’s College, conducting case study research on teacher persistence in an era of profound attrition rates. Chantal is actively involved with Words Take Wing, an organization here at UC Davis, founded by her mentor Dr.

UC Davis, School of Education Building, Room 234, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-8258
Faculty Profile

Lynn Martindale

Lecturer/Supervisor, Agricultural Credential

Portrait of Lynn Martindale
Office hours:
By appointment only


EdD – Drexel University, Sacramento, CA – expected date of completion, 2014

M.S., Agriculture – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 1990

Pupil Personal Service – Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA - 1995

(916) 606-7337
Staff Profile

Lola Muldrew

Associate Program Chair, Teacher Education

Lola Muldrew


Ph.D., Math Education, University of California, Davis, December 2012
Dissertation Title:  The Meaning of Adversity within Traditional K-12 Math Classrooms in the United States from the Perspective of African-American Individuals
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ambrose, School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (M.A.T.), University of California, Davis, June 2007
Faculty Profile Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) EMPHASIS AREA: SCI/AG. Science education; Secondary education

Cynthia M. Passmore


Cindy Passmore

Research Interests

Science Education; Secondary Education


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction – University of Wisconsin, Madison – 2002

Broadcast, Print or Electronic Media

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 252
Teacher Education Faculty

Drina Ramirez

Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Portrait of Drina Ramirez
UC Davis, School of Education Building, Room 234, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-8258
Faculty Profile

Rebecca Rosa

Lecturer/Supervisor, Social Science Credential

Portrait of Rebecca Rosa
(530) 752-4199
Teacher Education Faculty

Lisa Sullivan

Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Dr. Lisa Sullivan brings a range of skills and experience to her work in Teacher Education. Lisa worked as a classroom teacher in East Los Angeles and in Northern California before obtaining her doctorate from UC Davis in Learning and Mind Sciences. She has worked extensively with both classroom teachers and higher education faculty to improve teaching and learning.  Lisa has conducted over twenty program evaluations for K-12 and university based education initiatives. She has expertise in the area of special education, having worked on a national implementation grant to support general education teachers to implement best practices for students with autism. Lisa has also taught both credential and Masters students at UC Davis, Sacramento State University and Loyola Marymount University. Her dissertation research examined the role of attention in learning and school readiness for preschool children.  Her main area of interest is in working with educators to translate research into practice that will improve outcomes for all students.


  • Ph.D. in Learning and Mind Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2010
  • M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude, University of California, Irvine, 1986

Publications and Working Papers

  • Franzone, E., Kucharczyk, S., Sullivan, L., & Szidon, K. (2012). Facilitating the use of evidence based practices in classrooms: The national professional development center model for implementation. In Mundy, P. & Mastergeorge, A. (Eds), Autism for Educators, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Sullivan, L. (2010). Joint attention: Interactions with word learning and school readiness. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Volume 71(11-A), pp.3902.
  • Abedi, J., Kao, J.C., Leon, S., Mastergeorge, A., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., & Pope, R. (2010). Accessibility of segmented reading comprehension passages for students with disabilities. Applied Measurement in Education, 23 (2), 168-186.
  • Mundy, P., Sullivan, L., & Mastergeorge, A. (2009). A parallel and distributed-processing model of joint attention, social cognition and autism. Autism Research, 2(1), 2-21.
  • Abedi, K., Kao, J., Leon, J., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., Pope, R., Nambiar, V., & Mastergeorge, A. (2008). Exploring factors that affect accessibility of reading comprehension assessments for students with disabilities: A study of segmented text (Report No. 746), 80pp. Los Angeles: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

Manuscript Currently Under Review

  • Sullivan, L., Mundy, P., & Mastergeorge, A. Joint Attention, Social Behavior and School Readiness in Preschool Children.
UC Davis, School of Education Building, Room 152, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2809
Faculty Profile

Nancy Tseng

Associate Professor of Teaching in Education and Bilingual Coordinator–Mandarin

Dr. Nancy Tseng is an Associate Professor of Teaching in Education in the School of Education. She began her career in education as a public elementary school teacher. Her research interests focus on the development of productive student-teacher relationships in elementary classrooms, identifying instructional practices that support mathematics learning and teaching, and pre-and in-service teacher education. Dr. Tseng received a BA in psychology, elementary teaching credential, and MA from the University of California, Davis. She has a Ph.D.

(530) 752-7910
Faculty Profile

Matt Wallace

Associate Professor of Teaching in Education


  • BS—University of California, Davis
  • MA—San Francisco State University
  • PhD—University of California, Davis

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Teaching in Education, UC Davis, 2023–present
  • Lecturer/Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Davis, 2012–2023
  • Director, Math for America Berkeley, 2012
  • Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • University Supervisor, California State University, East Bay, 2011-2012
  • Mathematics Teacher, Elk Gr
(530) 752-6083

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