2018 Speakers 

Dale Allender

Dr. Dale Allender is an assistant professor in the Teaching Credentials Department. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia. He teaches courses on academic literacy, adolescent literature, and the socio-cultural foundations of education. He is an expert on educational programming for urban and African American youth and communities.

 

 

 

Stephanie Biagetti

Dr. Stephanie Biagetti is chair of the Teaching Credentials Department. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA. Her areas of expertise is mathematics education and Career Pathways. She is a member of several statewide and national mathematics education groups focused on these two domains.

 

 

 

Rose Borunda

Dr. Rose Borunda is a professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department. She earned her Ed.D from University of San Francisco. She has deep expertise in multicultural counseling and has published several academic books and textbooks on this topic. She is active in work with Native American communities and is part of a group spearheading new curriculum to replace the 4th grade “Missions” project.

 

 

 

Stephen Brock

Dr. Stephen Brock is a professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department and a licensed school psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. from UC Davis. His research focuses on the effects of stress, trauma and toxic stress on children and young people. He is the current president of the National Association of School Psychologists. 

 

 

 

Jose ChavezDr. Jose Chavez is a professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department. He earned his Ed.D from University of Southern California. He teaches future university and community college administrators and has expertise on strategic planning, budget management, and programming for English learners.

 

 

 

EunMi ChoDr. EunMi Cho is a professor in the Teaching Credentials Department. She earned her Ed.D from University of San Francisco. She prepares Special Educators who work with students that have mild/moderate disabilities. She has expertise in designing multi-tiered systems for student success. She works with teachers all over the world, including Uganda and Korea.

 

 

 

CindyCollado-headshot.jpgDr. Cindy Collado is an assistant professor in the Teaching Credentials Department. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches courses across special education programs, particularly in Early Childhood Special Education. As a former preschool inclusion teacher her research focuses on strengths-based assessment practices and perspectives on inclusion.  

 

 

 

Geni CowanDr. Geni Cowan is a professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She teaches future university and community college  administrators. Her expertise is in on strategic planning and budget management. She has worked extensively in the area of higher education for tribal communities.

 

 

 

Denver FowlerDr. Denver Fowler is an assistant professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department. He earned his Ed.D from Ohio University. He was named the Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Ohio in 2015. His area of expertise is turn-around schools.

 

 

 

Kathy-Gee-head.jpgDr. Kathy Gee is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, School Psychology, and Deaf Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She teaches courses on assessment and evidence-based interventions and methods for children and youth with severe and multiple disabilities. She also teaches research methods and has provided professional development in many school districts across numerous states. Her research is focused on inclusive service delivery models, embedded instruction, augmentative and alternative communication, meaningful access to the core curriculum for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and teacher preparation.

 

 

 

AmberGonzalez.jpgDr. Amber Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Sacramento.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She teaches courses on research methods and cross-cultural human development. Her research examines student perceptions of institutional characteristics and how those perceptions influence academic, professional, and personal outcomes through the P20 educational pipeline.

 

 

 

Sarah GrahamDr. Sarah Graham is an assistant professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department. She earned her Ed.D from Sacramento State University. She is a former teacher and school administrator and focuses her research specifically on leadership practice, social justice, equity, instructional best practices, and underserved students. 

 

 

 

Melissa HollandDr. Melissa Holland is an associate professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department and a licensed school psychologist. She earned her Ph.D from Utah State University. She is an active collaborator with numerous community partners and has expertise in many domains including in social emotional learning and the use of mindfulness, cognitive, and behavioral strategies with students.

 

 

 

SarahIves-02-headshot.jpgDr. Sarah Ives is an assistant professor in the Undergraduate Studies in Education Department. She earned her Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. Her area of expertise is Mathematics Education. Dr. Ives research focuses on teacher preparation, teacher development, and the interplay of emotion and cognition in the learning of mathematics. She is  co-Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation project working with urban high school mathematics and science teachers who seek to be campus leaders in their fields.

 

 

 

Corinne LardyDr. Corinne Lardy is an assistant professor in the Teaching Credentials Department. She earned her Ph.D. from UC San Diego. She teaches courses in science education. Her research focuses on providing high quality, community-based, and NGSS-aligned science and STEM education to K-12 students and teachers.

 

 

 

Meagan O'MalleyDr. Meagan O’Malley is an assistant professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education department and a licensed school psychologist. She earned her Ph.D from UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on violence prevention frameworks and has specific expertise in mental health programing for rural contexts and  traditional (experimental) and non-traditional (participatory action research) methodologies.

 

 

 

Ravin PanDr. Ravin Pan is an associate professor in the Undergraduate Studies in Education department. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. He is the director of the Math Learning Skills Program as well as the Project Coordinator for an inter-segmental program to design a senior year mathematics class aligned to community college and CSU mathematics standards. He is an expert on the mathematical practices designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

 

 

Jenna PorterDr. Jenna Porter is an associate professor in the Teaching Credentials Department. She earned her Ph.D. from UC Davis. Her expertise is in science education. She is the Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation project working with urban high school science and math teachers who seek to be campus leaders in their fields.

 

 

 

sidorkin.jpegDr. Alexander “Sasha” Sidorkin joined the College of Education as Dean in February 2017. He has served in college leadership positions at several universities including Rhode Island College, Institute of Education/HSE University (Russia), and University of Northern Colorado. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

 

 

Pia WongDr. Pia Wong is Associate Dean for Research and Engagement in the College of Education. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University. For 20 years, she taught the Foundations of Education courses in the Teaching Credentials Department programs. Her research interests focus on urban teacher preparation.

 

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