Steven Athanases
Research Director
Professor Steven Athanases joined the UC Davis faculty in 1999, and is the School of Education’s Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education. He researches issues of cultural and linguistic diversity and educational equity in teaching, adolescent learning, and teacher education, with a focus on literacy and English language arts. Athanases’ research has been honored with fellowships and awards of excellence from the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Association of Teacher Educators, the McDonnell Foundation Program in Cognitive Studies for Educational Practice, and the Davis Humanities Institute. He began his career as a high school English teacher in the Chicago area, where he received several awards for outstanding teaching of English, and drew on his disciplinary roots in Performance Studies and Communications to stage annual performance showcases of original student compositions.

Pauline Holmes
Faculty Liaison; Co-Coordinator, Globe Education Academy
Pauline Holmes has been a lecturer/supervisor in the UC Davis School of Education’s Teacher Education English credential program for more than 25 years and has been involved with the Globe Education Academy for five years. She has also served as an Area 3 Writing Project Fellow and California Literature Project Fellow, and been involved in statewide and campus-wide assessment and development committees related to teacher credentialing and graduate student education. Holmes earned her PhD in education from UC Davis in 2006, and holds a master’s degree in education and four California teaching credentials. She started her career teaching English, drama, language arts, social science, reading and mathematics in K-12 California schools.

Rebecca Rosa
Co-Coordinator, Globe Education Academy
Rebecca Rosa has been a lecturer/supervisor and the lead secondary social science supervisor in the School of Education’s Social Science Credential program since 2001. She teaches classes including Cultural Diversity and Education, Pedagogical Preparation for Secondary Social Science, and Methods in Elementary Social Studies as part of the School’s Teacher Education program. Rosa is also the lead faculty on the School’s Artist-in-Residence program and a longtime member of the Words Take Wing committee. She earned her MA in International & Multicultural Education at University of San Francisco.

Sergio Sanchez
Globe Education Senior Graduate Research Fellow
Sergio Sanchez, an international student from Argentina, who joined the Graduate Group in Education PhD program at UC Davis in 2015. He is an Associate Instructor and Teaching Assistant for several Education courses at UC Davis, a Teaching Assistant Consultant Fellow at the UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness, and a California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN) Doctoral Fellow. Before moving to the U.S., Sanchez taught English, Drama (K-12), and English as a Second Language.

M. Çağrı Güzel
Globe Education Graduate Research Fellow
M. Çağrı Güzel, an international student from Turkey, joined the Graduate Group in Education PhD program in 2018. He earned his master’s degree in Education, TESOL Option at CSU San Bernardino, and studied how improvisational drama helps develop oral proficiency and motivation. While earning his bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Erciyes University, Turkey, Güzel taught English as a Foreign Language at language schools (K-12, college level, adult) for four years, and attended The Teachers of English Course in London, where he had the chance to develop and explore aspects of teaching methodologies and techniques.

Akemi Joe
Staff Coordinator/Support
Akemi Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Davis in 2014. She brings with her an extensive knowledge of the campus from her previous work at the School of Education Student Services, Office of the Chancellor and Provost, and Design and Construction Management.

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