Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Assessment; Classical Theory of Measurement; English Learners; Experimental Design; Psychometrics; Quantitative Methods

Jamal Abedi

Research Professor

Portrait of Jamal Abedi

Specializing in educational and psychological assessments, Jamal Abedi’s research focuses on testing for English language learners and issues concerning the technical characteristics and interpretations of these assessments. Abedi is the author of many publications in the assessment of and accommodations for English-language learners. He is on the advisory committees for several major assessment organizations and advises a number of states on testing for English learners and children with disabilities.

Jamal Abedi Vita 2016
Jamal Abedi Bio 2016
LEP_Class_EMIP

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS.

Tony Albano

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, May, 2012
Program: Educational Psychology

B.S., Brigham Young University, 2006
Program: Psychology

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2019 – Present

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2018 – 2019

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2012 – 2018

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
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Educational Equity; English Language Arts Education; Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education; Minority/Underrepresented Students

Steven Athanases

Professor and Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education

Portrait of Steven Athanases

Steven Athanases is a Professor in the School of Education at UC Davis. 

Principal Investigator, Teachers as Learners Project, James S. McDonnell Foundation, New Teachers Learning Disciplined Improvisation for Meaningful Talk in Diverse Classrooms, 2018-2023.

Director of Research, Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms, UC Davis, in partnership with Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Patrick Spottisooode, Director). 2018-

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

Portrait of Heidi Ballard

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
Staff Profile

Jared Beldon

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

jlbeldon@ucdavis.edu
Site: Vista Preparatory Academy, Red Bluff
Faculty Profile

Carolynne Beno

Education/Credentials

Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of California at Davis, June 14, 2017

Clear Administrative Services Credential, September 2015

Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Level 2, National University, November 2012

M.S. Special Education, National University, January 2007

B.A. Psychology, University of California at Davis, December 2003

B.S. Exercise Physiology, University of California at Davis, December 2003

Teacher Education Faculty

Megan Bettis

Lecturer/Supervisor, Science Teacher Credential and Program Director, Young Scholars Program

(530) 752-0622
mmckenzie@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Samuel Blanco III

Associate Director, Pre-College TRIO Programs, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 754-1304
siblanco@ucdavis.edu
Teacher Education Faculty

Orlando Carreón

Bilingual Coordinator–Spanish, 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
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Child Development; Collaborative Learning; Gender and technology; Learning in Informal Settings; Qualitative Methodology; Technology and identity

Cynthia Carter Ching

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Instruction, Professor

Portrait of Cynthia Carter Ching

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
Staff Profile

Natalie Castro

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

ancastro@ucdavis.edu
Site: Hamilton Elementary School, Hamilton
Staff Profile

Susanna Cooper

Managing Director, Wheelhouse

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.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 137
(530) 752-9854
scooper@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Francisca Crutchfield

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1269
fcrutchfield@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Access and equity in higher education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Latina/o students, campus climate for diversity

Marcela G. Cuellar

Associate Professor

Portrait of Marcela Cuellar

Marcela Cuellar joined the School of Education in July 2014. She received her doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Change at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Her research examines access and equity in higher education, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs, and Latinx student success. More specifically, Dr. Cuellar employs quantitative and qualitative methods to explore Latinx students’ experiences at HSIs and emerging HSIs and how they are empowered as a result of their educational experiences during college and beyond.

(530) 752-5395
marcuellar@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.

Staff Profile

Katherine Dillon

GEAR UP Program Coordinator, College Opportunity Programs

ksdillon@ucdavis.edu
(530) 936-6980 ext. 4792
Staff Profile REEd

Uyen Do

REEd Program Manager

Uyen Do is the Program Manager at the University of California, Davis School of Education.  Uyen has earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychology, master’s degree in Education, as well as a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential from the University of California, Davis, and pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy.  She spent five years in the classroom and over 15 years working with administrators, teachers, students, in a variety of educational settings including Expanded Learning Programs.

(530) 304-0623
Staff Profile

Rachel Ellis

ETS Shasta Outreach Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 276-1969
rlellis@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Academic language; Academic literacy; English learners; Language development and socialization; First- and second-language writing

Kerry A. Enright

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Portrait of Kerry A. Enright

I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but still struggle with the language and literacy demands of their academic coursework.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 128
kaenright@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP

Nancy Erbstein

Associate Professor in Residence

Portrait of Nancy Erbstein

My work focuses on how communities and regions produce and disrupt disparities in youth well-being, with emphasis on disparities associated with race/ethnicity, immigration, socio-economic status and geographic location. My interest in youth well-being situates my activity at the intersection of educational reform, public health, youth development and community development. I ground my work conceptually at the nexus of theories of development in social ecological contexts, critical human geographers’ analyses of space and place as socially produced, and critical race theory.

(530) 754-6913
Teacher Education Faculty

Beth Foraker

Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Education

  • Post Graduate Units in Special Education Law – California State University, Sacramento 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, English – UC Davis 1982-1986

Professional Experiences

  • Supervisor/Lecturer – UC Davis Multiple Subject Credential Program, Fall 2006 – Present
  • Classroom Teacher, Padan Elementary School, Vacaville Unified School District, 1987-1999

Professional Organization Membership

  • International Reading Association, 1992-1999

Current Activities and Serv

Post-doctoral Researchers

Elizabeth Zeiger Friedmann

Research Fellow

Betsey Friedmann is a research fellow at Wheelhouse and the California Education Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in School Organization and Educational Policy from the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on issues related to college access and success, including financial aid and transfer pathways from community colleges.

Staff Profile

Jennifer Gama

Assistant Director, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1418
jgamarod@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Jasmine Garcia

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1279
jamgarcia@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Ana Garcia

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1276
anagarcia@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Stacey R. Garrett

Project Director, GEAR UP Rural Valley Partnership

123 E. Walker Street Suite B, Orland, CA 95963
(530) 736-3399
srgarrett@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Lilia Gonzalez

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1273
lmegonzalez@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Patrick Gosier

Anderson Union High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

pjgosier@ucdavis.edu
(530) 365-2741 ext. 20034
Staff Profile External Relations

Quentin Graeber

Associate Director of Development

Quentin Graeber joined the UC Davis School of Education in June 2019 as Associate Director of Development. After graduating from University of the Pacific in 2008, Quentin served in many capacities across the university from Disability Service to Alumni Relations. In his final position as Assistant Director of Annual Giving on the Stockton campus, he cultivated university-wide support from alumni and friends of the university. In addition to his work with higher education fundraising, Quentin has experience in alumni and volunteer management and event planning.

(530) 752-8053
Staff Profile Marketing and Communications

Eva Guralnick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Eva Guralnick joined the UC Davis School of Education in June 2015 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. As the chief marketing officer for the School she manages all branding and outreach efforts.

(530) 752-4809
Staff Profile

Mercades Harris

West Valley High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

mbharris@ucdavis.edu
(530) 347-7171 ext. 30403
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP

Cassandra M.D. Hart

Associate Professor

Portrait of Cassandra Hart

Cassandra Hart is an associate professor of education policy. She evaluates the effects of school, state and national education programs, policies, and practices on overall student achievement, and on the equality of student outcomes. Hart’s work has focused on school choice programs, school accountability policies, and effects on students of exposure to demographically similar teachers. She is also interested in the effects of virtual schooling on student outcomes, both in K-12 and post-secondary settings.

(530) 752-9691
Staff Profile

LaToya Hervey

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1294
lnthompson@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Jennifer Higgs

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Higgs is an assistant professor of Learning and Mind Sciences and Language, Literacy, and Culture. Her research focuses on digital tool use that supports learning and teaching, adolescents’ digital literacies, and teacher education in the language arts. Using sociocultural theories of learning and varied methodologies (including design-based research, case study, and survey research), Dr. Higgs investigates practices around digital tools as well as improvement of digital tool practices.

jmhiggs@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Pauline Holmes

Lecturer/Supervisor, English Credential

Portrait of Pauline Holmes

Education

Ph.D., Education – University of California Davis

(530) 752-9537
pvholmes@ucdavis.edu
Teacher Education Faculty

Kim Holsberry

Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Portrait of Kim Holsberry

Education

  • CLAD (2004)
  • Certificated Early Literacy Group Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1997)
  • Certificated Reading Recovery Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1994)
  • B.A.
Staff Profile

Jessica Ibarra

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

jjibarra@ucdavis.edu
Site: Colusa County
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
Staff Profile Business Office

Akemi Joe

Business Services Coordinator

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.

(530) 752-0481
Staff Profile

Rae Johnsen

GEAR UP Program Coordinator, College Opportunity Program

(530) 354-4632
rmjohnsen@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Maryann Kaae-Munson

Siskiyou County Director, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-5565
mkaaemunson@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education policy; Educational program evaluation; Educational stratification and equity; K-12 school desegregation

Michal Kurlaender

Professor and Department Chair

Michal Kurlaender portrait

Michal Kurlaender investigates students’ educational pathways, in particular K-12 and postsecondary alignment, and access to and success in higher education. She has expertise on alternative pathways to college and college readiness at both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition to working with national data, Kurlaender works closely with administrative data from all three of California’s public higher education sectors—the University of California, the California State University and the California Community College systems.

(530) 752-3748
Staff Profile

Cody Lane

Evaluation Director, GEAR UP Rural Valley Partnership

123 E. Walker Street Suite B, Orland, CA 95963
(530) 514-5980
cglane@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Anna Lawrence

Associate Director

Anna Lawrence comes to Wheelhouse with over 18 years of experience with nonprofits and government agencies. Prior to coming to UC Davis, Anna was an Assistant Program Director for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. There, she did outreach and developed service-learning projects in four states and supported leadership development programming for 18-24 year olds. She has worked in event production, foster care, youth mentoring, education, grantmaking, and was an AmeriCorps volunteer, as well. Anna obtained her M.A.

(530) 754-9523
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP

Lauren Lindstrom

Professor and Dean

Dean Lindstrom: lelindstrom@ucdavis.edu
or
Executive Assistant
Cyn Sengnalivong:
cinseng@ucdavis.edu or
(530) 752-4663
Staff Profile

Nicole Luna

Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 669-8503
nbluna@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Brit March

Etna High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-3244
(530) 598-7120
bsmarch@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile REEd

Robin Martin

Director of Educational Research and Evaluation

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.

(530) 752-7520
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

Lynn Martindale

Lecturer/Supervisor, Agricultural Credential

Portrait of Lynn Martindale
Office hours:
By appointment only

Education

EdD – Drexel University, Sacramento, CA – expected date of completion, 2014

M.S., Agriculture – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 1990

Pupil Personal Service – Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA - 1995

(916) 606-7337
lmartindale@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography

Danny C. Martinez

Associate Professor

 

Education

2012, Ph.D., UCLA, Education: Urban Schooling

2002, M.A., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

2000, B.A. UCLA American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies, Minor in Educational Studies 

Professional Appointments

2019-           Associate Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

2013-2019, Assistant Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 135
(530) 752-9749
dcmar@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Carly Martinez

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

cemartinez@ucdavis.edu
Site: Willows Intermediate School, Willows
Staff Profile

Jonathan Martinez

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1274
jfmartinez@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP

Paco Martorell

Associate Professor

Portrait of Paco Martorell

Francisco (Paco) Martorell joined the School as an assistant professor in July 2014. Martorell completed his PhD in economics at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the School, he was an Economist at the RAND Corporation and was a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School since 2006. He has broad research interests in both higher education and K-12 policy. Current projects cover areas including developmental education in colleges, the effects of grade retention, the returns to for-profit colleges, the impacts of school facility investments, and community college tuition subsidies.

(530) 752-3353
pmartorell@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Sophia Mattingly

Lecturer

Education

University of California, Davis, CA
Ph.D. Education (Language, Literacy and Culture), Jun 2015

University of Kansas, KS
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Summer study tour in China, Jun 2010

• NCTA Summer institute for alumni designed to facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in the K-12 curriculum via participation in a variety of hands-on experiences in Asia.

smgonfiotti@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile REEd

Carlas McCauley

Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd

Dr. Carlas McCauley joined the School of Education as Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd on November 18, 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.

(530) 752-5983
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
Staff Profile Center for Community and Citizen science

Ryan Meyer

Executive Director, Center for Community and Citizen Science

Curriculum Vitae | Twitter


I direct the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the UC Davis School of Education. Our mission is to help scientists, communities, and citizens collaborate on science to address environmental problems as a part of civic life. Learn more and sign up for our mailing list here.

1460 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618
(415) 852-8356
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC and SOEP.

Elizabeth Montaño

Associate Professor of Teaching in Education, Co-Chair CANDEL

Portrait of Elizabeth Montaño

Education

Doctorate in Education: Educational Leadership for Social Justice
​Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

California Single Subject Credential in English with CLAD Certification
University of California, Berkeley (current)

M.A. in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture
University of California, Berkeley

B.A. in Political Science & Chicana and Chicano Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Courses 

University of California at Davis

(530) 754-6847
emontano@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Bailey Moss

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

brmoss@ucdavis.edu
Site: C.K. Price Middle School, Orland
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Translational research on education and special education; Academic development for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Peter Mundy

Distinguished Professor of Education and Lisa Capps Chair in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Education

Portrait of Peter Mundy

There are seven million exceptional children with special needs in our American school system, such as children with autism spectrum development. They have the right to appropriate and comparable educational opportunities. Truly meeting the needs of these children requires a commitment to integrating advances in educational science, neuroscience, and social policy.

(530) 752-0921
Staff Profile CAP-ED

Christina E. Murdoch, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

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) 

(530) 752-1533
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC.

Faheemah N. Mustafaa

Assistant Professor

Faheemah N. Mustafaa

Education

Ph.D. Combined Program in Education and Psychology
University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, MI

M.S. Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M.A. Higher and Postsecondary Education, Public Policy concentration
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S. Biobehavioral Health, cum laude; Psychology minor
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Staff Profile REEd

Renee Newton

Director of College Opportunity Programs

Portrait of Renee Newton

Renee Newton joined REEd in 2001, where she directed a statewide health access program administered through the Healthy Start Field Office. She was named director of the Center for Community School Partnerships (CCSP) in 2005 where she led a multidisciplinary team in support of school and community partnerships.

(530) 754-4319
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: SOEP. Latina/o and Native American identity formations in P-20 systems; Transition to college for students of color in K-12, Access

Patricia D. Quijada

Associate Professor

Portrait of Patricia D. Quijada

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Emphasis: Human Development Minor: Youth Studies and Multicultural Education

Ed.M., Youth Development: Prevention Science and Practice
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Ed.M., Counseling Processes
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Multiple Subject, Elementary Credential
University of San Diego

B.A. and B.S. Political Science and Sociology
University of California at Riverside

(530) 752-9377
Staff Profile

Angela N Radford

ETS Shasta Director, College Opportunity Programs

1407 Market Street, Redding CA 96001
anradford@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Johana Ramirez-Zapien

Administrative Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

Johana Ramirez-Zapien
(530) 754-1363
jrzapien@ucdavis.edu
Teacher Education Faculty

Carolynn Ranch

Supervisor, Social Science Credential

Education

  • Secondary Teaching Credentials, Social Science and English - Sonoma State University, 1979
  • B.A., Sociology – UC Santa Cruz, 1971

Notable Experience

  • Area 3 History and Cultures Project: 2003-2010

Interests

  • Gardening
  • Environmentalism
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Travel
  • Entertaining
Staff Profile California Education Lab

Sherrie Reed

Executive Director, California Education Lab

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

(530) 752-8030
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Educational leadership; Latino/a education issues; School finance, Social justice in education

Gloria M. Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Portrait of Gloria M. Rodriguez

Office hours: Winter and Spring Quarters 2020 — By Appointment Only

Gloria M. Rodriguez’s current research explores notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Dr. Rodriguez also engages in research that focuses on the political economic conditions and educational trajectories of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color, and low-income populations in the U.S.

(530) 754-6256
Faculty Profile

Rebecca Rosa

Lecturer/Supervisor, Social Science Credential

Portrait of Rebecca Rosa
(530) 752-4199
robrien@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Economics of education; Education Policy and Governance; Quantitative methods; School finance

Heather Rose

Associate Professor

Portrait of Heather Rose

Office hours: By appointment. Room 125 SOEB.

Research Interests

Economics of education; Education Policy and Governance; Quantitative methods; School finance

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 125
(530) 752-1407
hmrose@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile External Relations

Shaima A. Shafii

Development & External Relations Assistant

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.

(530) 754-4824
sashafii@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Crasandra Shelton

Siskiyou County Upward Bound Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-5565
cjshelton@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
Staff Profile

Lisa Sullivan

Lecturer

Dr. Lisa Sullivan brings a range of skills and experience to her work in Teacher Education. Lisa worked as a classroom teacher in East Los Angeles and in Northern California before obtaining her doctorate from UC Davis in Learning and Mind Sciences. She has worked extensively with both classroom teachers and higher education faculty to improve teaching and learning.  Lisa has conducted over twenty program evaluations for K-12 and university based education initiatives. She has expertise in the area of special education, having worked on a national implementation grant to support general education teachers to implement best practices for students with autism. Lisa has also taught both credential and Masters students at UC Davis, Sacramento State University and Loyola Marymount University. Her dissertation research examined the role of attention in learning and school readiness for preschool children.  Her main area of interest is in working with educators to translate research into practice that will improve outcomes for all students.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Learning and Mind Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2010
  • M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude, University of California, Irvine, 1986

Publications and Working Papers

  • Franzone, E., Kucharczyk, S., Sullivan, L., & Szidon, K. (2012). Facilitating the use of evidence based practices in classrooms: The national professional development center model for implementation. In Mundy, P. & Mastergeorge, A. (Eds), Autism for Educators, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Sullivan, L. (2010). Joint attention: Interactions with word learning and school readiness. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Volume 71(11-A), pp.3902.
  • Abedi, J., Kao, J.C., Leon, S., Mastergeorge, A., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., & Pope, R. (2010). Accessibility of segmented reading comprehension passages for students with disabilities. Applied Measurement in Education, 23 (2), 168-186.
  • Mundy, P., Sullivan, L., & Mastergeorge, A. (2009). A parallel and distributed-processing model of joint attention, social cognition and autism. Autism Research, 2(1), 2-21.
  • Abedi, K., Kao, J., Leon, J., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., Pope, R., Nambiar, V., & Mastergeorge, A. (2008). Exploring factors that affect accessibility of reading comprehension assessments for students with disabilities: A study of segmented text (Report No. 746), 80pp. Los Angeles: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

Manuscript Currently Under Review

  • Sullivan, L., Mundy, P., & Mastergeorge, A. Joint Attention, Social Behavior and School Readiness in Preschool Children.
(530) 752-2809
lhsullivan@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Skyeler Tang

Assistant Director, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

(530) 669-8513
saktang@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

Portrait of Cary Trexler

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 EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Early literacy; English learners; Bilingualism and bilingual education; Educational television and multimedia; Language acquisition

Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

Professor

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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
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
Staff Profile

Tim Warkentin

Upward Bound Shasta Program Director, College Opportunity Programs

1407 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001
timwarkentin@ucdavis.edu
(530) 245-1840
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Test validity analysis; The use of assessment as an educational reform lever; Grading; Evaluation of educational programs

Megan Welsh

Associate Professor

Portrait of Megan Welsh

Megan Welsh joined the School in July 2014 as an assistant professor in educational assessment and measurement. Since 2008, she was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Her primary areas of research include test validity analysis, the use of assessment as an educational reform lever, grading, and evaluation of educational programs.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 155
(530) 752-9890
megwelsh@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Ashley Westbrooks

Upward Bound Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 669-8505
aswestbrooks@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC

Maisha T. Winn

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)

Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated.

mtwinn@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) EMPHASIS AREA: LLC.

Lawrence (Torry) Winn

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Education, Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)

With over fifteen years of professional experience, Winn has worked and consulted with foundations, cities, and non-profits including Casey Family Programs, Annie E. Casey, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, City of Newark (NJ), City of Madison (WI), St. HOPE, MLK Community Resources Collaborative, and Race to Equity.  His expertise includes youth programs/education, civic and community engagement, strategic partnerships, race and equity, and community based participatory research.

1460 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618
(530) 752-9903
ltwinn@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile

Rose Wooldridge

Yreka High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 842-6151 ext 410
rhwooldridge@ucdavis.edu

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