Deidre Sessoms

Contact Information and Office Hours

Deidre Sessoms Contact Information Office Hours
Suite 3400, Bookstore Building
(916) 278-7565
Fall 2015

Joined Faculty: July 1997

Areas of Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Deidre Sessoms is Director of Faculty Research Development and Professor in the College of Education at Sacramento State. A former plant physiologist, Dr. Sessoms’ PhD in science education informs her current work on STEM student success across the K-16 continuum. She advises numerous STEM education projects in the CSU, including the STAR Program (STEM Teacher and Researcher), the Preparing a New Generation of Teachers for California S.D. Bechtel, Jr. funded system-wide initiative, and Next Generation Science Standards implementation in teacher preparation. She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for more than $5 million in STEM education projects funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal and philanthropic organizations.

Educational Degrees

  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Ph.D. Science Education, University of California Davis


Last updated: 30 November 2015
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