Emeriti & Retired Faculty

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Faculty Profile

Donald G. Arnstine

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD – University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Cleveland Institute of Art (3 years)

Professional Experience

Teaching at:  

  • University of Kansas City
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Boston University
  • University of California, Davis
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Glen Phillip Cartwright

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD – University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science – University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science – University of Illinois

Professional Experience

Research Psychologist, Science Research Association – Chicago, IL
Faculty & Administration – Pennsylvania State University
Associate Dean & CIO – Northeast Ohio College of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Laura Dubcovsky

Retired Faculty

Portrait of Laura Dubcovsky

Education

  • PhD, Spanish Department. University of California, Davis.  (December 2003).
  • MA, Education.
Faculty Profile

Linnea C. Ehri

Retired Professor

Education

PhD (Educational Psychology) – UC Berkeley

Professional Experience

Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology – City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center (1991-present)
Research & teaching – UC Davis (1969-1991)

Activities

Research studies on how children learn to read and spell
Supervise research of PhD students

Faculty Profile Bilingual Education; Critical Race Theory; English Learners in Secondary School; Immigrants in Schools

Christian Faltis

Professor Emeritus

Portrait of Christian Faltis

Chris Faltis holds degrees from San Francisco State University, San José State University, and Stanford University, where he earned an MA and PhD. Prior to coming to UC Davis, he served on the faculties of Arizona State University and the Universities of Alabama and Nevada. Faltis was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.

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Michele Fortes

Retired Lecturer / Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Portrait of Michele Fortes

Research Interests

Second language reading and literacy development; best practices for preparing preservice and inservice teachers to work with English learners; preservice teachers and the role of reflection in their growth as teachers; preservice teachers and pedagogy that furthers their thinking about issues of diversity; high school reform/restructuring.

Education

Ph.D., Education: Language and Literacy – University of California, Davis – 2001

(530) 752-7334
Faculty Profile

BARBARA GOLDMAN

Associate Director of Teacher Education Emerita

The article below was originally published in the Spring 2013 Catalyst

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education Policy and Governance; Educational Leadership; Graduate education issues; Hispanic culture; History of Latinos in the U.S.; History of higher education; History of the University of California; Minority leadership issues

Cristina Gonzalez

Professor

Portrait of Cristina Gonzalez
(530) 754-7988
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Anna Kato

Lecturer/Supervisor of Teacher Education Emerita

Education

Ed.D., Counseling – Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco – 1993

Research Interests

Classroom management/Discipline; Counseling; In-service and preservice teacher learning; Mental health promotion in schools; School psychology issues; Teacher education research and polic

Activities and Service

Fellow, Bilingual/Mulicultural Education Program, California State University, Sacramento 1975-1977

Member. California Council for the Education of Teachers (CCET) 

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Burt Liebert

Retired Faculty

Education

Master of Arts – Chicago Art Institute
Bachelor of Arts – University of Arizona

Professional Experience

UC Davis – Lecturer in Education (16 years)
High school teacher in English and Theatre (14 years)

Activities

Writer – Out of the Cage: Cooling a Warm Planet is latest publication
Teacher of creative writing for adults

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Language assessment and acquisition in bilinguals; Bilingual and second language education; Classroom discourse

Barbara Merino

Professor Emerita

Portrait of Barbara Merino

Research Interests

Language assessment and acquisition in bilinguals; Bilingual and second language education; Classroom discourse; Elementary education; English learners; Latina/o education issues; Literacy development through science; Teacher action research; Teacher development & performance assessment

Education

Ph.D., Education and Linguistics – Stanford University, Stanford – 1976

Faculty Profile

Sandra Murphy

Professor Emerita

Education

PhD (Language, Literacy & Culture) – UC Berkeley
Master of Arts in Teaching (English) – UC Berkeley

Professional Experience

Educational Consultant on Writing Assessment
Professor – UC Davis School of Education

Activities

Educational Consultant on standards, curriculum alignment, and assessment

Faculty Profile

Deb Niemeier

Professor Emerita

Deb Niemeier is a professor with a joint appointment at the School of Education and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In September 2015, after a positive vote by Senate faculty in the spring, then Chancellor Linda Katehi approved Niemeier¹s joint appointment in the School of Education.

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SCI/AG. In-service and preservice teacher learning; Interdisciplinary Instruction; Science Education; Secondary Education

Rick Pomeroy

Lecturer/Supervisor Emeritus, Science Credential

Portrait of Rick Pomeroy

Office hours: Wednesdays 3-5 or by appointment

(530) 752-0622
Faculty Profile

Tom Sallee

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD 1966 – University of Washington
Bachelor of Science (Math) 1962 – CalTech

Professional Experience

Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Math (UC Davis):  1966-2006
Chair, Graduate Group in Education (UC Davis):  2001-2004

Activities

Co-PI, UC Davis Math Project
President, College Prep Mathematics Educational Program

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(Shirley) JoAn Skinner

Retired Faculty

Education

Master’s Degree – Sacramento State University
Bachelor’s Degree – University of Colorado

Professional Experience

Taught all elementary grades (1-8) in various states.
Supervisor of educational program at a private school in Rangoon, Burma.

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education Policy and Governance; International education policy and governance; School finance

Thomas Timar

Professor Emeritus

Portrait of Thomas Timar

To paraphrase Dostoevsky, the quality of a society should be measured by the quality of its schools, particularly the quality of its schools educating the most disadvantaged children.

Thomas Timar’s areas of expertise include education finance, policy, and governance. In addition to his faculty responsibilities, he is also director of the UC Davis Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) and a member of the steering committee for Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).

(530) 754-6654
Faculty Profile

Dave Wampler

Retired Faculty

Education

PhD – University of Utah
Master of Arts – Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts - Indiana University

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Anthropology of consciousness; Bilingual education; Child development; Classroom discourse; Classroom research

Karen Watson Gegeo

Professor Emerita

Karen Watson Gegeo

Research Interests

Anthropology of consciousness; Bilingual Education; Child Development; Classroom discourse; Classroom research; Community and rural development; Critical discourse analysis; Cultural studies; Education in Developing Countries; Ethnography and Ethnographic research; Feminist theory; Geographical areas of Hawai’i and Solomon Islands; Indigenous epistemology; Language Acquisition; Language development and socialization; Language socialization theory; Linguistic anthropology; Literacy and Language policy; Organizational structure/effectiveness; Pidgin/creole langu

(510) 527-5076
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George D. Yonge

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD (Educational Psychology) – University of California, Berkeley (1962)
Master of Arts (Educational Psychology) - University of California, Berkeley (1958)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - University of California, Berkeley (1956)

Professional Expertise

Learning; teacher education; phenomenological method; phenomenology of education; the study of education as a regional ontology; philosophical anthropology; “The Pretoria School of Educational Thought;” fundamental-, psycho-, didactic-, socio-, ortho-pedagogics.

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Phil Young

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD (Educational Administration) 1977 – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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