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Education

Faculty & Staff

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

Tomás Galguera
Professor of Education
Education 217, tomasgs@mills.edu
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, dketelle@mills.edu
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, lindak@mills.edu
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, arlara@mills.edu
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, kleigh@mills.edu
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, blin@mills.edu
Office Hours: Thursday 7:00-8:00 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, amcdonald@mills.edu Professional Interests: K-12 school Leadership; transformation and sustainability in the position.

Pedro E. Nava
Assistant Professor of Education
Education 222, 510.430.3166, pnava@mills.edu
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

Esther Ohito
Teach for Tomorrow Schools, Humanities, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Education 218, 510.430.3176, eohito@mills.edu Professional Interests: Social justice teacher education, urban education, critical theories and pedagogies, curriculum studies, race and gender in education, (black) feminist research, narrative inquiry.

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, lmperez@mills.edu
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

Priya Shimpi
Associate Professor of Education, Early Childhood Education
Lynn T. White, Jr., Professorship
Education 215, pshimpi@mills.edu
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

Wanda Watson
Assistant Professor
Education 216, 510.430.3161, wwatson@mills.edu
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, ebaker@mills.edu
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
mbesden@mills.edu
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, kcollins@mills.edu
Office Hours: By appointment
Professional Interests: School finance and equity, educational administration, utilization of student data, secondary education

Victoria Forrester
Lecturer
Education 210, 510.430.3191, vforrest@mills.edu
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, pnunley@mills.edu
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, nrichardson@mills.edu
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
t3trujillo@hotmail.com
Professional Interests: Advocation of the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, wilderness medicine

Ron Ulrich
Lecturer, Fall
rulrich@mills.edu
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, vwebber@mills.edu
Office Hours: By appointment
Professional Interests: History and philosophy of education, ethnomathematics, teaching for equity and social justice

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Staff

Gabriela Cervantes-Powell
Budget Manager, Academic Coordinator for Educational Leadership
School of Education
Kimball 5, 510.430.3255, gpowellcervantes@mills.edu

Sharlene Shah
Academic Coordinator
Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools
Kimball 3, 510.430.3384, sshah@mills.edu

Travia Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director of Enrollment for the School of Education
Education 202, 510.430.3170, tsmith@mills.edu

Natalie Stone
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
School of Education
Education 210, 510.430.3199, nstone@mills.edu

Tess Unger
Executive Assistant to the Dean, Academic Coordinator for Early Childhood Education
School of Education
Education 203, 510.430.3190, tunger@mills.edu

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Last Updated: 6/7/17