California School of Education

Core and Non-Core Faculty

James Adams
Systemwide Program Director, Educational Psychology
PsyD, Educational Psychology, 2013, Alliant International University

Evangeline Akridge
Systemwide Program Director, School Psychology and School Counseling; Assistant Professor
PsyD, Educational Psychology, 2013, Alliant International University

Sonja Lopez Arnak
Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director, Teacher Education and MAE in Teaching
EdD, Educational Leadership & Administration, University of Southern California
Research interests: Teacher education, international and global education, multicultural education, and literacy

Shirley Baker
Associate Professor, System Director, Educational Leadership and Management
EdD, Educational Leadership and Management, 2009; Alliant International University
Research interests: TESOL program description, TESOL teacher preparation

Miles Beauchamp
Assistant Professor, San Diego; Undergraduate Studies
PhD, English, 2005, Warnborough University
Research interests: Media networking

Jin-Suk Byun
Assistant Professor, San Diego, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
PhD, Linguistics; 2006; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Input, Interaction, and Output in SLA; Automaticity and skill-specificity; TESOL/TEFL program development

Stephen J. Cochrane
Assistant Professor, San Diego; Program Director, Special Education
PhD, Education, 2005, Capella University
Research interests: Special education

Steven Fisher
Associate Professor, San Diego
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 1998, United States International University
Research interests: Child maltreatment, school-based mental health services, and child/adolescent disruptive behavior disorders

Danielle Kaplan
Associate Professor, San Diego; Director, Teacher Education
PhD, Human Development, Cognition, Learning, and Intelligent Technologies, 2001, Columbia University
Research interests: Cognitive development; learning; technology and media in education; instructional design

Kenneth Kelch
System Program Director, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Language Education; and International Language Education and Cultural Center
EdD, TESOL, 2005, Alliant International University
Research interests: TESOL pedagogy

Estela C. Matriano
Professor, San Diego; Executive Director for the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction
EdD; Curriculum and Instruction and International Education, 1968, Indiana University
Research interests: Global education

Jerold D. Miller
Professor, San Diego; Program Director, Distance Learning Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: MAEd Program
EdD, Technology and Learning, 1985, United States International University
Research interests: Technology planning and curriculum development

Beverly J. Palley
Assistant Professor, San Francisco; Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice
EdD, Educational Leadership and Change, 2003, Fielding Graduate Institute
Research interests: Teacher training programs, improving alternative certification approaches in teacher internship programs; CalTPA (California Teaching Performance) State Trainer for Teacher Credentialing and Online Master Education Curriculum Development

Cynthia Pancer
Assistant Professor, San Diego
EdD, Computer Education, 1987, United States International University
Research interests: Virtual learning, teacher preparation, charter schools, blended learning

Carlton Parks
Professor, Los Angeles
PhD, Developmental Psychology, 1986, University of Minnesota
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology, interpersonal relations, ethnically and culturally diverse youth, stress and coping resources/skills; multicultural education; school/clinical-child psychology

James Perren
Associate Professor, San Diego, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EdD, CITE/TESOL; 2008; Temple University, Pennsylvania
Research interests: Service learning in applied linguistics, intercultural communication, language teaching methodology, technology in language education, and second language acquisition

Thomas Ryerson
Lecturer; Internship/Practicum Supervisor
PsyD, Educational Psychology, 2004, Alliant International University
Research interests: Families with dual sensory impaired children, school based mental health

Donald Wofford
Assistant Professor and Systemwide Director of Clinical Practice
PsyD, Educational Psychology, 2002, California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University
Research interests: School based mental health

Clinical Practice Instructors

Patricia Anderson
San Francisco Bay Area; Instructor and Director of University Supervisors
MA; St. Mary’s College

Diane Hijos di-Bari
San Francisco
PsyD, Educational Psychology, 2010, Alliant International University

Leah Felson
San Francisco; Instructor and Field Service Coordinator for Special Education
MAEd, Education, 2012, Alliant International University

Amanda Klein
San Francisco Bay Area; Instructor and Program Manager for the Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: Early Completion Option Program
MA, Teaching, 2002, University of San Francisco

Lisa Mauricio
Los Angeles; Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: Los Angeles
MA, Counseling, 2001, Loyola Marymount University

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