Faculty & Staff

Ruth Cossey
Professor of Education
Chair, MEET/TTS Program
Lynn T. White Professor
Education 216, 510.430.3190,
Professional Interests: Preservice and inservice mathematics and science education, sociology of education in urban environments, mathematics reform in elementary and secondary schools

Priya Shimpi Driscoll
Associate Professor of Education, Early Childhood Education
Mary S. Metz Professorship
Education 215,
Professional Interests: Communicative, social, and cognitive development in a diversity of learning environments; translating early childhood research into practice; the role of culture and experience in children’s attention and learning

Tomás Galguera
Professor of Education
Education 217,
Professional Interests: Teacher education for language-minority students, bilingual education and English-language development programs, ethnolinguistic diversity in education

Diane Ketelle
Professor of Education
Robert and Ann Wert Professorship
Interim Dean of the School of Education
Education 221,
Professional Interests: Administrator knowledge, administrator stories, narrative inquiry, fictionalizing real experience

Linda Kroll
Mary and Richard Holland Professorship in Early Childhood Education
Professor of Education
Associate Dean of School of Education
Faculty Executive Committee Division Representative
Education 206,
Professional Interests: Cognitive development, development of literacy, application of developmental theory to educational issues, teacher education, teacher development including development of teachers from their training throughout their careers

Argelia Lara
Assistant Professor
Education 214,
Professional Interests: Chicana/o Latina/o Education, Immigrant and Undocumented Education, Critical Race Studies in Education, Higher Education Equity and Access, and Educational Leadership

Korie Leigh
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education 212, 510.430.3151,
Professional Interests: Child Life in alternative settings, pediatric hospice and palliative care, thanatology, childhood grief, sibling grief, disenfranchised grief, attachment and loss, expressive arts interventions, self-care, vicarious trauma, person-centered child therapy, transformative education, supervision in child life, and qualitative research methods.

Betty Lin
Adjunct Professor
Education 212, 510.430.3190,
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-3:00, Thursday 9:00-12:00 and by appointment
Professional Interests: Early childhood education, early childhood special education, child life, infant mental health, early childhood and special needs advocacy, cultural understanding when working with Asian families.

Alison McDonald
Director, Administrative Credential Program, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership Program, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education 210, 510.430.3148, Professional Interests: K-12 school Leadership; transformation and sustainability in the position.

Pedro E. Nava
Assistant Professor of Education
Education 222, 510.430.3166,
Professional Interests: Urban and rural education, Latina/o education, school-community partnerships, participatory action research, communities and schools, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, (im)migrant education, geographic information systems

Linda Perez
Professor of Education
Abbie Valley Professor
Child Life, Special Education and Infant Mental Health Programs
Co-Director of Infant Mental Health Program
Education 213, 510.430.2328,
Professional Interests: At-risk children and families, the application of developmental theory to special education issues, mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood

Wanda Watson
Assistant Professor
Education 216, 510.430.3161,
Professional Interests: Critical, inclusive, and culturally relevant teaching; urban teacher education; intersections of race, class, and gender in education; youth organizing; teaching and learning in the humanities

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Visiting Scholars & Artists

Elizabeth Baker
Associate Professor of Practice
Education 223, 510.430.3154,
Office Hours: Monday 12:00-3:00 and by appointment, Tuesday 2:30-5:00
Professional Interests: Teacher research, including Japanese lesson study; pre-service and in-service science and mathematics education; gender and equity education in the urban classroom; constructivist education

Merri Besden
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Professional Interests: Inclusive practices, Reggio Emilia inspired classrooms, sensory integration, facilitating social and pre-academic skills using photography and visual strategies

Kevin Collins
Visiting Assistant Professor
925.944.6850 Ext. 2010,
Office Hours: By appointment
Professional Interests: School finance and equity, educational administration, utilization of student data, secondary education

Victoria Forrester
Education 210, 510.430.3191,
Office Hours: By appointment
Professional Interests: Dual language learners, education equity, immigrant families, early childhood staff development, preschool curriculum

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Patricia Nunley
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education 212,
Office Hours: Monday 4:00-5:00, Tuesday 11:30-12:30, and Wednesday 11:30-12:30
Professional Interests: The student-teacher relationship between urban black males and their teachers, consultant and educational Coach for 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School, professional development diversity workshops, Head Start, chronic exposure to community violence as a trauma source, global ECE and western theories, African American mental wellness

Nikole Richardson
Assistant Adjunct Professor
TTS Humanities Program Director
Education 210, 510.430.3191,
Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30-4:00
Professional Interests: Teacher development, culturally responsive pedagogy, school contexts for teacher learning, history/social studies education

Tracy Trujillo
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Professional Interests: Advocation of the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, wilderness medicine

Ron Ulrich
Lecturer, Fall
Professional Interests: Math and science education, teacher development, application of hands on learning, development of critical thinking skills, and classroom norms

Vicky Webber
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education 216, 510.430.3190,
Office Hours: By appointment
Professional Interests: History and philosophy of education, ethnomathematics, teaching for equity and social justice

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Gabriela Cervantes-Powell
Budget Manager, Academic Coordinator for Educational Leadership
School of Education
Kimball 5, 510.430.3255,

Sharlene Shah
Academic Coordinator
Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools
Kimball 3, 510.430.3384,

Travia Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director of Enrollment for the School of Education
Education 202, 510.430.3170,

Natalie Stone
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
School of Education
Education 210, 510.430.3199,

Tess Unger
Executive Assistant to the Dean, Academic Coordinator for Early Childhood Education
School of Education
Education 203, 510.430.3190,

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Last Updated: 8/6/18