In Memoriam

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Jamal Abedi

Professor Emeritus

Portrait of Jamal Abedi

Jamal Abedi is a Professor Emeritus of educational measurement at the University of California, Davis. Abedi’s research interests include studies in the areas of psychometrics and test development. His recent works include studies on the validity of assessment, accommodation, and classification for English language learners (ELLs) and ELLs with disabilities. Abedi serves on assessment advisory boards for a number of states and assessment consortia as an expert in testing ELLs.

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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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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

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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

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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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Julius M. “Sass” Sassenrath

Professor Emeritus

Education

PhD – UC Berkeley
Master of Arts - UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts - UC Berkeley

Professional Experience

Professor & Chair of Education Department – UC Davis
Professor – Indiana University
Instructor – San Francisco State University
Teacher & School Psychologist – Kensington School near Berkeley 

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