Diversity, Race and Equity

Overview
Teacher Education Faculty

Orlando Carreón

Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Education

PhD School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2018

Dissertation: Effective Teaching of Latinx Students in Hope Valley.
Committee: Karen Watson-Gegeo (Chair), Danny Martinez, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Chris Faltis.

MA Applied Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2009

B.S. W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1999

Certificates

2004 Teaching Credential, School of Education, Sonoma State University, 2004

(530) 752-7334
olcarreon@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Access and equity in higher education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Latina/o students, campus climate for diversity

Marcela G. Cuellar

Associate Professor

Portrait of Marcela Cuellar

Marcela Cuellar joined the School of Education in July 2014. She received her doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Change at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Her research examines access and equity in higher education, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs, and Latinx student success. More specifically, Dr. Cuellar employs quantitative and qualitative methods to explore Latinx students’ experiences at HSIs and emerging HSIs and how they are empowered as a result of their educational experiences during college and beyond.

(530) 752-5395
marcuellar@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC, LMS. Media and culture; Development of non-cognitive social success skills, Comics & Graphic Novels, Interactive Narratives, Games

Darnel Degand

Assistant Professor

Darnel Degand joined the School of Education as an assistant professor in July 2017. He studies the various ways media and society influence the development of social success skills by exploring the social processes that exist within media production environments and media consumption experiences. His research also involves the design and development of educational media products and experiences.

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Nancy Erbstein

Associate Professor in Residence

Portrait of Nancy Erbstein

My work focuses on how communities and regions produce and disrupt disparities in youth well-being, with emphasis on disparities associated with race/ethnicity, immigration, socio-economic status and geographic location. My interest in youth well-being situates my activity at the intersection of educational reform, public health, youth development and community development. I ground my work conceptually at the nexus of theories of development in social ecological contexts, critical human geographers’ analyses of space and place as socially produced, and critical race theory.

(530) 754-6913
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Cassandra M.D. Hart

Associate Professor

Portrait of Cassandra Hart

Cassandra Hart is an associate professor of education policy. She evaluates the effects of school, state and national education programs, policies, and practices on overall student achievement, and on the equity of student outcomes. Hart’s work has focused on online education in both K-12 schools and community colleges, school choice programs, school accountability policies, and effects on students of exposure to demographically similar teachers.

(530) 752-9691
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Margarita Jimenez-Silva

Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education

Margarita Jimenez-Silva is an associate professor and director of teacher education at the School of Education in University of California, Davis. Her 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.

(530) 752-3959
mjimenezsilva@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education policy; Educational program evaluation; Educational stratification and equity; K-12 school desegregation

Michal Kurlaender

Professor and Department Chair

Michal Kurlaender portrait

Michal Kurlaender investigates students’ educational pathways, in particular K-12 and postsecondary alignment, and access to and success in higher education. She has expertise on alternative pathways to college and college readiness at both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition to working with national data, Kurlaender works closely with administrative data from all three of California’s public higher education sectors—the University of California, the California State University and the California Community College systems.

(530) 752-3748
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography

Danny C. Martinez

Associate Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Education

 

Education

2012, Ph.D., UCLA, Education: Urban Schooling

2002, M.A., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

2000, B.A. UCLA American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies, Minor in Educational Studies 

Professional Appointments

2019-           Associate Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

2013-2019, Assistant Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 135
(530) 752-9749
dcmar@ucdavis.edu
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Faheemah N. Mustafaa

Assistant Professor

Faheemah N. Mustafaa

Education

Ph.D. Combined Program in Education and Psychology
University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, MI

M.S. Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M.A. Higher and Postsecondary Education, Public Policy concentration
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S. Biobehavioral Health, cum laude; Psychology minor
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SCI/AG. Science Education, Groupwork, Race and Schooling, Social Emotional Intelligence, Social Justice Education, Literacy in Science

Alexis Patterson Williams

Assistant Professor

Alexis Patterson Williams, Ph.D., joined the School of Education in July 2015 as an Assistant Professor in science education. She is currently a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar and is excited to work with her cohort to develop a research center that focuses on increasing the participation of women of color in STEM related fields.

(530) 752-8675
adpatterson@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Latina/o and Native American identity formations in P-20 systems; Transition to college for students of color in K-12, Access

Patricia D. Quijada

Associate Professor

Portrait of Patricia D. Quijada

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Emphasis: Human Development Minor: Youth Studies and Multicultural Education

Ed.M., Youth Development: Prevention Science and Practice
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Ed.M., Counseling Processes
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Multiple Subject, Elementary Credential
University of San Diego

B.A. and B.S. Political Science and Sociology
University of California at Riverside

(530) 752-9377
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Educational leadership; Latino/a education issues; School finance, Social justice in education

Gloria M. Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Portrait of Gloria M. Rodriguez

Office hours: Winter and Spring Quarters 2020 — By Appointment Only

Gloria M. Rodriguez’s current research explores notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Dr. Rodriguez also engages in research that focuses on the political economic conditions and educational trajectories of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color, and low-income populations in the U.S.

(530) 754-6256
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Lawrence (Torry) Winn

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Education, Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)

With over fifteen years of professional experience, Winn has worked and consulted with foundations, cities, and non-profits including Casey Family Programs, Annie E. Casey, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, City of Newark (NJ), City of Madison (WI), St. HOPE, MLK Community Resources Collaborative, and Race to Equity.  His expertise includes youth programs/education, civic and community engagement, strategic partnerships, race and equity, and community based participatory research.

1460 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618
(530) 752-9903
ltwinn@ucdavis.edu
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Maisha T. Winn

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)

Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated.

mtwinn@ucdavis.edu

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