Before coming to UC Davis, Claudia was an Analyst at the University of California Office of the President within Institutional Research and Academic Planning. She is originally from Pomona in Southern California but has spent most of her recent years in the Bay Area and Chicago.
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
University of California, Davis, Expected Spring 2020
Dissertation title: TBD
Advisors: Michal Kurlaender and Paco Martorell
BernNadette’s experiences as a K-12 teacher & school leader, as well as her educational experiences as a UC Davis Education PhD candidate and teacher educator-scholar fellow fuel her passion for executing and promoting classroom inquiry which leads to improved educational outcomes for ALL students–especially the most vulnerable and underserved. BernNadette’s unique set of personal and professional experiences provide a rich and valuable backdrop for her research agenda which promotes innovations that improve the educational t
My multi-faceted teaching experience as a high school biology teacher and as an instructor in educational school gardens, organic farms, and wilderness preserves, has spurred my interest in and commitment to social and environmental justice—in particular, I want to investigate how best to foster both through and within science education. Additionally, I am interested in how science is used within these social and environmental transformative processes.
David is PhD candidate in the School of Education, pursuing a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. David loves teaching college students writing skills and knowledge that will help them navigate college, career, and life. His research, then, focuses primarily on pedagogical issues and advancements, especially effective pedagogical integration of digital technologies such as social media sites and apps.
Amanda is a doctoral student interested in adult agricultural education. Her research interests include the development of novel agricultural extension education practices that impact developing country farmers, particularly women.
Derek will be a 5th year graduate student during the 2018-2019 academic year (Primary Advisor and Dissertation Chair: Dr. Cindy Passmore, Secondary Advisor: Dr. Rick Pomeroy). Derek has 14 years of experience as a High School Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Forensic Science teacher and has mentored UC Davis undergraduate and science credential students in science education for over 10 years. Derek has also been involved with various other education projects and programs at UC Davis (TEAC, CRESS, MAST, COSMOS, and CCBI).
I research noncognitive constructs in K12 settings using computational psychometrics. Drawing on intensive, multi-modal data this research produces learning analytics offering individual-level insights and also, in aggregate, inform teaching and policy. This practice-embedded research foregrounds the needs of teachers and students, with a critical SES perspective.
Ph.D. in progress, Emphasis on Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of California, Davis
Dr. Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich, primary advisor
Dr. Julia Menard-Warwick, secondary advisor
M.A. in Linguistics, TESOL, California State University, Fresno
B.A. in Social Education, Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai, Japan
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, East Asian Languages and Cultures
First Quarter Japanese
DJ Quinn has taught at community colleges and four-year institutions, and has worked on flipping classrooms, contract grading, and other student-focused initiatives for increasing retention and transfer for First-Year Composition. His research interests live at the intersection of technology and engagement, and increasing academic access for students from culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Carolina is a doctoral candidate in the School Organization and Education Policy emphasis area. During her time at Davis, she has been a research assistant in the California Education Lab, as well as a teaching assistant for several School of Education undergraduate courses. Carolina’s primary research interests include the role of broad-access public universities in promoting undergraduate education. She is also interested in undergraduate mobility and how transfer pathways impact persistence.
Teaching mathematics has become a political movement. There is controversy over the most effective methods for student learning. Classroom practices influence the perceptions and identities that our students carry with them. My goal is to encourage everyone to have a positive relationship with mathematics.
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
(Robert Frost, 1922)
Ph.D. candidate at University of California Davis, majoring in Education in the School Organization & Educational Policy (SO&EP) program, with a focus on Higher Education, cultural pluralism and bilingualism. (In progress. Courses taken: )
M.A. in Linguistics, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC (including consortium classes at Georgetown University and the University of the District of Columbia). (Courses taken: )
B.A. in Mathematics (Computer Science option), California State University, Fresno (including one semester at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA). (Courses taken: )
I am interested in feedback in online courses. I am passionate about the potential for online courses to make post-secondary education more accessible for all students. As such I am dedicated to rigorously studying this context with the hopes of improving online education.
Ph.D. Candidate in Education
M.A. in Education, University of California, Davis 2012
Single Subject Credential in English, University of California, Davis 2011
I am interested in working with underrepresented populations to understand the processes that enhance (or hinder) their opportunities to access higher education. I am also interested in studying the benefits of drama and poetry in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms for language acquisition and writing.
Over the course of many years working with children, I have been inspired and fascinated by the infinite variety of ways in which they learn. In my research I hope to clarify the role socio-emotional challenges play in mitigating learning processes and to develop adapted SEL platforms for the improved communication, attention, and interaction crucial for successful education.