Ana Garcia-Nevarez


Contact Information

Brighton 219
(916) 278-3526

Office Hours

Spring 2018
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Joined Faculty: August 2002

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Her research studies have focused on the attitudes that foreign-trained and bilingual education teachers have towards their educational training. Her most recent research examines the impact of service learning on pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward diversity, civic engagement and career development.

Courses Taught

  • CHDV 35F: Human Development and Elementary Field Experience
  • CHDV 123: Qualitative Methods in Human Development
  • CHDV 131: Language Development
  • CHDV 133: Quantitative Methods in Human Development
  • CHDV 135: Cross-Cultural Child Development
  • CHDV 136: Development Methods, Experiences + Curriculum
  • CHDV 150A/B: Early Literacy Dev in First and Second Language/Practicum
  • CHDV 248: Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Degrees

Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction; Elementary Education) Arizona State University, 2001
M.Ed. (School Psychology) Arizona State University, 1996
B.A. (Psychology & Child Development) CSU, Northridge. 1994

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • 2016 CSUS Outstanding Faculty Awards – University Service Awards
  • 2016-2017 Course Redesign with Technology Grant
  • 2006-2007 CSUS System-wide Scholarship, Pedagogy Enhancement Award.
  • 1999- 2001 Doctoral Fellow (Title VII) funded by the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA), U.S. Department of Education.

Select Publications

Stone, L.D. & Garcia-Nevarez, A. (2016). Social Justice: Agency and Practical-Moral Knowledge in the Teaching–Learning Process. In R. Papa (Ed.), Social Justice Instruction: Empowerment on the Chalkboard. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Gordon Biddle, K.A., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick, A. (2013) Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE publications.

Garcia Nevarez, A., Gomez, S., Knutson Miller, K., & Strage, A. (2009). Service learning in preservice teacher preparation: Building foundations for engaged professionalism in the new millennium. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3), 58-64.

Gomez, S., Strage, A., Knutson Miller, K., & Garcia Nevarez, A. (2009). Meeting the need for K-8 teachers for classrooms with culturally and linguistically diverse students: The promise and challenge of early field experiences. Teacher Education Quarterly, 36(4), 119-140.

Garcia-Nevarez, A.G. (2005). Service Learning as Part of a Learning Community. General Education News, 3(1).

Garcia-Nevarez, A. G. & Gomez, S. (2005). Promoting attitudinal change, career development & Civic engagement in university freshmen through early service-learning experiences. Higher Education Abstracts, 40(2).

Garcia-Nevarez, A. G., Stafford, M. E., & Arias, B. (2005). Arizona elementary teachers’ attitudes toward English language learner’s and the use of Spanish in classroom instruction. Bilingual Research Journal, 29(2), 295-318.

Vallejo, C. J. & Garcia, A. G. (2001). Teacher shortage, the recruitment and employment of foreign-trained teachers. The Center for Bilingual Education and Research, Arizona State University.

Garcia, A. G. & González, J. M. (2000). The views of Mexican normalista and U.S. bilingual education teachers: An exploratory study of perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes. The Center for Bilingual Education and Research, Arizona State University.


Last updated: February 7, 2018
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