Personal Information

Shirley Hufstedler School of Education

Education

San Francisco Beach St Campus

University Dean & Professor

Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
President's Office
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2051

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Language Pedagogy

Higher Education Leadership

Spanish

Linguistics

English as a Second Language

language and cognition, discourse pragmatics, inclusive pedagogy

A Teacher's Introduction to African American English, co-authored with Dr. Teresa Redd and published by the National Council of Teachers of English, as part of NCTE's Teacher's Introduction Series

Academic History and Background

MS, Indiana University

BA, Indiana University

PhD in English Education, emphasis in Applied Linguistics, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1980, 1980

Member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Member of the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation funded Strengthening Minority Access to Research and Training (SMART)

Member of SEARCH (Scientists and Engineers Alternative Routes to Certification and Hiring) Advisory Committee

Professional Practice and Community Service

Former faculty, Indiana University

Former program chair of language education at the University of Kentucky

Former Dean of the College of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Former faculty, Howard University

Bio and Links

Dr. Webb is the Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Education. She is a nationally renowned expert on language and cognition, sociolinguistics and equitable pedagogy. She is widely published, and her expertise as an applied linguist is sought worldwide. Her most recent book is entitled, A Teacher's Introduction to African American English, co-authored with Dr. Teresa Redd and published by the National Council of Teachers of English, as part of NCTE's Teacher's Introduction Series. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Dr. Webb has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education as well as to a number of state education agencies. Moreover, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation funded Strengthening Minority Access to Research and Training (SMART).

On February 24, 2005, Alliant International University dedicated the Karen Schuster Webb, PhD Hufstedler School of Education Resource Center in the Rudolph Hurwich Library at the San Francisco campus.