Jana Noel


Contact Information

Benicia Hall 1013
(916) 278-5514

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Urban Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Community Engagement

Courses Taught

  • Education in a Democratic
  • Pluralistic Society Advocacy
  • Change and Community

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., UCLA, 1991, Philosophy of Education
MSE, Drake University, 1985, Special Education
BS, Drake University, 1983, Elementary Education

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • 2013: CRITICS CHOICE AWARD – Outstanding Book Award for “recent scholarship deemed to be outstanding in its field,” given by American Educational Studies Association • Moving Teacher Education into Urban Schools and Communities: Prioritizing Community Strengths (2013, Routledge, Jana Noel, Ed.)
  • 2010: RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES CAPSTONE AWARD – for “research that contributes to the field nationally and internationally,” given by California State University, Sacramento, one of two faculty to receive the inaugural award
  • 2008: QUALITY EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND THE PREPARATION OF TEACHERS, to Urban Teacher Education Center, given by California Council on Teacher Education (my role – creator and coordinator)
  • 2008: OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, given by California State University, Sacramento College of Education

Select Publications

Noel, J. (in press). Community-based urban teacher education: Theoretical frameworks and practical considerations for developing promising practices. The Teacher Educator.

Noel, J. (Ed.). (2014). Classic edition sources: Multicultural education (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/CREATE.

Noel, J. (2014). Developing sustainable community engagement by re-positioning programs into communities. In S. Iverson & J. James (Eds.), Feminist community engagement: Achieving praxis (pp. 175-191). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Noel, J. (Ed.) (2013). Moving teacher education into urban schools and communities: Prioritizing community strengths. New York: Routledge. [recipient of a 2013 Critics Choice Award from American Educational Studies Association]

Noel, J. (2011). Striving for authentic community engagement: A process model from urban teacher education. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 15(1), 31-52.

Noel, J. (2011). School-community based urban teacher education as a voice for the community. In A. Cohan & A. Honigsfeld (Eds.), Breaking the mold of pre-service and in-service teacher education: Innovative and successful practices for the 21st century. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Noel, J. (2010). Weaving teacher education into the fabric of urban schools and communities. Teacher Education Quarterly, 37(3), 9-25.

Noel, J. (2010). A critical interrogation of privilege, race, class, and power in a university faculty – urban community relationship. The Urban Review, 42(3), 210-220. DOI: 10.1007/s11256-009-0131-4.

Noel, J., & Sessoms, D. (2009). Structural shifts and cultural transformations: University faculty and their work in PDSs. In P. Wong and R. Glass (Eds.), Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers and Schools through Professional Development Schools (pp. 155-171). New York: SUNY Press.


Last updated: February 7, 2018
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