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

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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: LLC. Academic language; Academic literacy; English learners; Language development and socialization; First- and second-language writing

Kerry A. Enright

Associate Professor

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I research the relationship between Latinx students’ everyday uses of language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in language and literacy practices in institutional settings (classrooms and professional work-study placements). 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 or workplace.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 128
kaenright@ucdavis.edu
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Jennifer Higgs

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Higgs is an Assistant Professor of Learning and Mind Sciences and Language, Literacy, and Culture. Drawing from sociocultural learning theories and employing methodologies such as design-based research and survey research, she investigates young people’s and teachers’ sense-making of digital tools and ecologies that invite new forms of reading, writing, and participation; support structures that may help teachers facilitate equitable uses and understandings of digital technologies; and the spread and scale of educational innovations in our advanced digital age. Dr.

jmhiggs@ucdavis.edu
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Pauline Holmes

Lecturer/Supervisor, English Credential

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Education

Ph.D., Education – University of California Davis

(530) 752-9537
pvholmes@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 and Chancellor's Fellow. Chair of the Graduate Group in Education

Danny C. Martinez is Associate Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program area in the School of Education. His research explores the cultural and linguistic practices of Black and Latinx youth in literacy learning contexts, and teacher learning as it relates to leveraging youths’ rich communicative resources. His research is inspired by his experience as a literacy teacher in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 135
(530) 752-9749
dcmar@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

Associate 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: LLC. Early literacy; English learners; Bilingualism and bilingual education; Educational television and multimedia; Language acquisitionAssociate Dean's Office

Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs

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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

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