STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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

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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
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SCI/AG. Environmental Education; Citizen Science; Participatory Action Research; In-service and Preservice Teacher Learning; Science Education

Heidi Ballard

Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow

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Heidi Ballard is the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Community and Citizen Science. You can find more information about her past and current projects, and sign up for occasional updates at the Center’s website.

 

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 251
hballard@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Child Development; Collaborative Learning; Gender and technology; Learning in Informal Settings; Qualitative Methodology; Technology and identity

Cynthia Carter Ching

Professor

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Research Interests

Child Development; Collaborative Learning; Gender and technology; Learning in Informal Settings; Qualitative Methodology; Technology and identity

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 106
(530) 752-4427
ccching@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.

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC, SOEP

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: LMS, MTH. Adaptive Expertise; Learning and Cognition; Learning in Informal Settings; Mathematics Education

Lee Martin

Associate Professor and Chancellor's Fellow

Portrait of Lee Martin
(530) 752-2854
leemartin@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: SCI/AG. Agricultural education; Agri-food system literacy; Service-learning; Secondary education; Science education; Technology in science; Technology in teaching and learning

Cary Trexler

Professor

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Research Interests

Agricultural Education; Agri-food system literacy; Service-learning; Secondary Education; Science Education; Technology in Science; Technology in teaching and learning

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 258
(530) 752-2623
cjtrexler@ucdavis.edu
Teacher Education Faculty

Nancy Tseng

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

(530) 752-7910
nsteng@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Matt Wallace

Lecturer/Supervisor, Mathematics Credential

Education

  • BS—University of California, Davis
  • MA—San Francisco State University
  • PhD—University of California, Davis

Professional Experience

  • Director, Math for America Berkeley, 2012
  • Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • University Supervisor, California State University, East Bay, 2011-2012
  • Mathematics Teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District, 2002-2008

Professional Organization Membership

  • America Educational Research Associatio
(530) 752-6083
mtwallace@ucdavis.edu

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