Elementary Education

Overview
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: MTH. Elementary Education; Gender and Equity Issues in Mathematics Education; In-Service and Preservice Teacher Learning; Mathematics Education

Rebecca Ambrose

Professor

Portrait of Rebecca Ambrose

After teaching middle school math for ten years, I decided to pursue a PhD to get a fresh perspective on the issues I observed every day in my classroom and thought that maybe I could help develop remedies that would help other teachers, as well.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 254
(530) 754-4831
rcambrose@ucdavis.edu
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
Teacher Education Faculty

Susana Mayorga-Casanova

Bilingual Coordinator–Spanish, Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Mayorga-Casanova
smayorgac@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Al Mendle

Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Portrait of Al Mendle

Office hours:  By appointment only

Research Interests

Elementary Education; Mathematics education

Education

M.A., Education – University of California, Davis

(530) 752-8784
ammendle@ucdavis.edu
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: LMS. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Educational Research, Classroom Active Engagement and Participation, Social Communication

Nicole Sparapani

Assistant Professor

Nicole Sparapani is an assistant professor in the School of Education and faculty member at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Her research interests center around the development and evaluation of effective educational practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism) and complex learning needs. Dr. Sparapani practiced as a certified speech-language pathologist on an interdisciplinary team serving preschool children with autism for several years before pursuing her Ph.D.

njsparapani@ucdavis.edu
Teacher Education Faculty

Nancy Tseng

Bilingual Coordinator–Mandarin, Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

(530) 752-7910
nsteng@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Early literacy; English learners; Bilingualism and bilingual education; Educational television and multimedia; Language acquisition

Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

Professor

Portrait of Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

 

Research Interests

Early Literacy; English Learners; Bilingualism and Bilingual Education; Educational Television and Multimedia; Language Acquisition; Literacy development; Quantitative methods; Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

(530) 754-6271
yuchikoshi@ucdavis.edu

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