Cameron Joseph Alexander is a research coordinator and lab manager for the Collaborative Autism Research in Education (CARE) Lab under Dr. Nicole Sparapani’s new IES project, The MAP Exploration. He received a BS in Human Development and minored in Psychology and Education at UC Davis. Cameron is interested in understanding and evaluating emotion regulation in learners with varying neurodevelopmental disabilities and plans to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology with an emphasis in children exceptionalities.
Before joining Wheelhouse, Ms. Cooper served as an independent consultant and as longtime advisor on pre-K-to-14 education issues for the leader of the California State Senate. In that role, she shaped and shepherded the Pro Tem’s education agenda, provided counsel on education budget matters, and led multi-year campaigns to increase quality pre-kindergarten opportunities for low-income children, reduce the number of high school dropouts, and strengthen high school-post-secondary pathways.
My name is Joey Flores. I moved to Redding, CA in 1998. I love both of the lakes, and do a lot of swimming and kayaking on them. My wife and I met at college, and have been married since 2002. We enjoy walking our dog along the Sacramento River. I love to brew my own beer, bake sourdough bread, and roast my own coffee beans. I joined the UC Davis College Opportunities Program in August, and I am grateful to help serve the students in Shasta County by supporting the Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search teams!
Peggy Harte develops citizen science curriculum as well as professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators, engaging with students and teachers across a variety of projects ongoing at the Center for Community and Citizen Science. She is a former classroom teacher and elementary science specialist with over 20 years of experience.
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.
Robin Martin joined the UC Davis School of Education in 2016 as the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation. Having served in both K-12 policy organizations and public school districts, Robin brings over 13 years of practiced experience in education policy, research, assessment, and program implementation and evaluation.
Dr. Carlas McCauley joined the School of Education as Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd in 2019. McCauley comes to UC Davis from WestEd, where he had served as the Director of the Center on School Turnaround since 2014. In his role at WestEd, McCauley directed a large federally funded center that advises state and local education agencies on promoting equity and improving educational outcomes for students.
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
—Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)
Christina E. Murdoch serves as Executive Director of the Center for Applied Policy in Education within the UC Davis School of Education. In this role, Christina develops and directs professional learning programs for school district superintendents, principals and teachers including the following:
• Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)
Sherrie Reed serves as Executive Director for California Education Lab. In this role, Sherrie is managing and directing the research efforts of numerous federal and foundation grants and supporting the faculty Principal Investigators. These projects represent unprecedented collaboration among the primary public education segments in the state of California, including formal partnership between the University of California, Davis and the California Department of Education, and collaboration with the California State University Chancellor’s Off
Shaima Shafii joined the School of Education as the Development and External Relations Assistant on January 16, 2018. She is responsible for a wide range of coordinative and administrative duties, as well as working with the marketing and communications team at the School of Education.