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CSU Stanislaus' Mark Alabanza selected to participate in 2019 David L. Clark Seminar

CSU Stanislaus’ Mark Alabanza was nominated by Educational Leadership doctoral program faculty and selected to participate in the 2019 David L. Clark Seminar, a two-day event for emerging educational administration and policy scholars.  Sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Divisions A and L, the Clark Seminar brings selected graduate students together with noted policy scholars and researchers for presentations, generative discussion, and professional growth.  This year, nearly 100 nominations were received and only the top ranked proposals were accepted.  Of particular note is the fact that Mr. Alabanza is one of only two graduate students from the California State University system to be accepted to this prestigious program. 

Mr. Alabanza is an Ed.D. candidate in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.  His research interests center on student services with a particular focus on systems of support for historically marginalized populations. His dissertation research explores Native American student identity and education system navigation in public postsecondary education.  Through his research, Mr. Alabanza seeks to understand the perceptions of Native American college students, how they utilize resources available to them and how they identify in a college setting.  His research promises to provide valuable insight regarding how to close opportunity and achievement gaps for Native American students in higher education. 

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Congratulations to Jose Cardenas (Cohort 4) and Health Careers Acacdemy High School for being awarded the 2018 State Champions Race to Submit Award.

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Thank you to Omar Garcia Ponce de Leon, PhD (UAEM, Mexico) for your insightful presentation on The Use of Image in Qualitative Research Methods. Your work brought attractive ideas for our scholarly activites and the work we do with our students. This conference contributes to our efforts to learn about the amazing work that scholars do at other institutions not only here in the US but also in Mexican Higher Education Institutions. 


  • Stan Magazine recently highlighted Soua Lee (Cohort 8) in an article titled Courage to Succeed
  • Congratulations to Erin Webb (Cohort 6) for being appointed University Registrar at UC Merced
  • Congratulations to Audry Garza (Cohort 7) for her new postion as Coordinator of ELA and HSS at Merced County Office of Education
  • Congratulations to Jose Cardenas (Cohort 4) for being appointed as the Department Chair at Health Care Academy and appointed as the Central California Regional Representative for the California Association of School Counselors
  • Congratulations to Mary Petty (Cohort 10)  for being named Principal at Jacobson Elementary School in Tracy Unified School District
  • Congratulations to Luangchee Xiong (Cohort 8) for receiving 1st place in the 32nd Annual Stan State Student Research Competition
  • Congratulations to Seth Simas (Cohort 10) for being selected by the California Teachers Association as a recipient of a 2017-18 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Congratulations to Luangchee Xiong and Soua Lee for being selected to present at the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) as well as the International Conference on Hmong Studies
  • Congratulations to Drs. Brooke Boeding and Heather Muser (Dr. Virgnina Montero Hernandez, Dissertation Chair) on being selected as finalists for the 2017 CPED Dissertation in Practice Award. 
  • Congratulations to Heather Muser (Cohort 7) and Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez for placing 1st in the 31st annual Student Research Competition
  • Watch a short video celebrating Commencement 2016

Articles and Publications

  • Poole, D. (2018). CUE conferences: A retrospective from a CUE pioneer.Computer Using Educators blog.
  • Schoener, H. J. & McKenzie, K. (2016). Equity Traps Redux: Inequitable Access to Foreign Language Courses for African American High School Students. Equity & Excellence in Education, 49(3), 284-299, DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2016.1194099
  • Poole, D. & Preciado, M. (2016). Touch typing instruction: Elementary teachers' beliefs and practicesComputers and Education, 102, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2016.06.008
  • Riggs, J. (2016). Toward a new ecology of student success: expanding and transforming learning opportunities throughout the community college. League for Innovation in the Community College 19.
  • McKenize, K. & Phillips, G. (2016). Equity traps then and now: deficit thinking, racial erasure and naive acceptance of meritocracy.  Whiteness and Education, 1(1), 26-38. doi:10.1080/23793406.2016.1159600
  • Manuel F. Aguilar-Tamayo, Silvia T. Acuna, and Virginia Montero Hernandez (2016). Hypermedia-based tutoring: Methodology for the production of hypermedia resources through face-to-fact tutoring.  2016 IEEE Glocal Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), doi: 10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474555
  • Donaldson, M., LeChasseur, K., and Mayer, A. (2016). Tracking instructional quality across secondary mathematics and English Language Arts classes. Journal of Educational Change  pp 1-25. doi:10.1007/s10833-015-9269x
  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (2016). Invisible Asian Americans: the intersection of sexuality, race, and education among gay Asian Americans. Race, Ethnicity and Education 19(3), 480-499.  doi: 10.1080/13613324.2015.1095169
  • LeChasseur, K., Mayer, A., Welton, A., and Donaldson, M. (2016). Situating teacher inquiry: a micropolitical perspective. School Effectiveness and School Improvement  27(2), 255-274. doi:10.1080/09243453.2015.1021818
  • Locke, L. & McKenzie, K. (2016). 'It's like giving us a car, only without the wheels': a critical policy analysis of an early college programme.  International Journal of Leadership in Education 19(2), 157-181. doi:10.1080/13603124.2015.1015617

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