Nancy Jean Smith
Dr. Nancy Jean Smith is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Dr. Smith holds credentials and certificates in Provisional Administrative Services, Clear California K-8 Teaching, and California BCLAD. Prof. Smith is active nationally and internationally, having presented at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Smith’s accolades and accomplishments include serving as Carnegie Faculty Fellow, California Campus Compact Corporation for National and Community Service (2007); being selected as semifinalist for the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association for Bilingual Education (1996); and serving as Title VII Doctoral Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education, OBEMLA, University of San Francisco (1993-95). Dr. Smith’s academic expertise is in multicultural education and critical pedagogy. Dr. Smith has taught more than a dozen courses at CSU Stanislaus including: Multilingual Education Evaluation; Advanced Theories in Teaching Cultural Diversity; Elementary Curriculum and Instruction; and Foundations of Education in a Diversity Society. Prof. Smith received a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.