Welcome Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez
Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez received her PhD in Education from the University of California, Riverside in 2010. She was selected as a UCMEXUS-CONACYT doctoral fellow from 2005-2010. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate School of Education at UCR and Scholar in Residency at the University of California Institute for Mexico and the U.S (UCMEXUS). For the past three years, she has been Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Education at the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos in Mexico. She has co-authored a book, book chapters, and several articles in the field of Higher Education, including critical issues in the community colleges, the academic profession, the context of Mexican higher education, and faculty learning. She is an active member of the National System of Researchers, Level 1 with the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT). She has been P.I. and Research Collaborator for several CONACYT and Ministry of Education funded research projects during the last four years in Mexico. Dr. Montero has designed and delivered three undergraduate and six graduate courses on higher education and qualitative research methodology. She chaired dissertation and thesis committees. She has actively participated in the development of research networks in which U.S. and Mexican scholars aim to understand the cultural and organizational construction of educational experiences and the academic profession in higher education institutions in Mexico and the United States. Her research explores the construction of educational experiences in higher education institutions by addressing micro and macro categories of analysis such as agency, identity, resilience, curricular structures, learning dynamics, interactional structures, organizational structures and behaviors, policy, and cultural resources. Dr. Montero Hernandez honors cultural diversity and is passionate about developing effective learning environments where individuals can gain self-knowledge, build skills up, and define personal projects.
Dissertation Submission Deadlines
- Spring 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015
Congratulations to Erin Webb on the birth of her twin daughters Charlotte and Emily!!
Congratulations to Anne DiCarlo.
She was promoted to the Director of Office Relations with Schools at Merced College.
Congratulations to Monique Preciado for receiving a
Graduate Assistantship award for Spring 2015.
She will be working with Dr. Dawn Poole in support of teaching, research, and scholarly endeavors.
Congratulations to Daniel Soodjinda and Katie Olivant on their recent articles
Soodjinda, D., Parker, J.K., Ross, D.L. & Meyer, E.J. (2015). CSU Digital Ambassadors: An empowering and impactful faculty learning community. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(1), 35-42
Olivant, K. (2015). "I Am Not a Format": Teachers' experiences with fostering creativity in the era of accountability. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 29(1), 115-129.
Moving the center of expertise: Applying a communities of practice framework to understand coaching in urban school reform
J Educ Change
Anysia Mayer, Sarah Woulfin, and Larisa Warhol
Creating High Leverage Policies: A New Framework to Support Policy Development
Berkeley Review of Education, 4(2)
Author: Casey D. Cobb, Morgaen L. Donaldson, and Anysia P. Mayer
A Wealth of Digital Aids for Early Readers
Article by: Dr. Whitney Donnelly and co-authored with Dr. Dawn Poole
Dr. Dawn Poole presented at the Fall Computer Using Educators Conference in Napa, CA
"Digital Media in Teaching Reading"
Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie And Glenn Phillips presented the paper:
"Equity Traps Then and Now: Deficit Thinking, Racial Erasure and Naive Acceptance of Meritocracy"