Faculty Highlights

Jim Riggs

(Core Faculty)

Community College Specialist)

  • Article: online Journal Educational Technology and Change "Can America's Wasted Talent Be Harnessed Through the Power of Internet Based Learning?"

Dawn Poole

(Core Faculty)

Dr. Poole's interests center around how technology impacts teaching and learning. Recent scholarly work includes: "The Impact of Anonymous and Assigned Student Response Systems on Student Achievement" Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and Four articles in review as of February 2013: "Teacher Perspectives about 21st Century Technology Integration," "Exemplary Technology Using Teachers in a High-Stakes Assessment Environment: A Multiple Case Study," "The Impact of Constructivist Beliefs, Leadership and Support, Personal Factors, and School Factors on Technology Integration," and an article co-written with Monique Preciado, "The Impact of a Vocabulary Development Software Program on Vocabulary and Reading."

Dr. Poole has presented annually at the Educational Technology Conference in Modesto.  In 2013, her sessions were "Digital Technology and the Common Core," "K-4 Common Core ELA Activity Ideas, and "5-8 Common Core ELA Activity Ideas."  In 2012, sessions included "The New Breed of Students" and "Best Practices with Student Response Systems."

Daniel Soodjinda

(Affiliate Faculty)

  • 2013 RSCA Grant: Project Description - Clashing Identities:  The Gay Asian American Experience.
  • Conference Presentation:  The Queered Curriculum: Incorporating Asian American LGBTQ Concerns in the Classroom Pedagogy - Asian American Studies Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 18, 2013.
  • Running Project: Principal Investigator - Digitally Enhanced Classroom Project (DECP).  A project from Google's CSU Digital Ambassador Program www.csustan.edu/decp.

Chris Boosalis

(Core Faculty)

  • Conference Presentation: The Impact of the California Teaching Performance Assessment on Native Speakers of Spanish and Native Speakers in English:  A Paradox of Performance and Perceptions - American Educational Research Conference (AERA) San Francisco, California, April 29, 2013 Presenters/Authors: Chris Nicholas Boosalis and Oddmund R. Myhre.
  • Conference Presentation:  Managing Teacher Education Assessment and Accreditation Data:  A Search for Technological Solutions that Works - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2012 Austin, Texas March 5, 2102 Publication: Myhre, O. & Boosalis, C. (2012).  Managing Teacher Education Assessment and Accreditation Data:  A Search for Technological Solutions that Works.  In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 3397-3944).

Katie Olivant

(Affiliate Faculty)

  • Article: "I am not a format: Teachers' experiences with fostering creativity in the era of accountability" accepted for publication in the Journal of Research in Childhood Education.

Betsy Eudey

(Affiliate Faculty)

  • Publication: Eudey, B. (2013). Civic Engagement, Cyberfeminism, and Online Learning: Activism and Service Learning in Women's and Gender Studies Courses. Feminist Teacher 3 (22), 233-250.
  • Completed Two Master's degrees:
    • CSU Stanislaus, MA in History (Spring 2013)
    • CSU East Bay, MS in Education: Online Learning (Summer 2013)

Donna Andrews

(Core Faculty)

  • Article: Donna Andrews and Michael Uretsky (2013) "Finding the Right Fit: Using the College Process to Reduce Anxiety for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD" Fall Edition in the Journal of College Admission.
  • Article: Donna Andrews and Anne Weisenberg (2013)"Teaching Credential Candidates how to Adapt Lessons and Increase Vocabulary for English Learners. NABE Journal of Research and Practice. Cincinnati, OH
  • Article: Donna Andrews (2012) "Mentoring without a Magic Filing Cabinet. Community Works Journal, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presentation: Donna Andrews (March 2013) "Effective Learning Strategies to Prepare High School Students for College" International Conference on Education and the Economy, Orlando, FL
  • Presentation: Donna Andrews and Mike Uretsky (February 2013) "Single Subject Credential Program" Transition from Student to Teacher Conference, California
  • Presentation: Donna Andrews (March 2012) "Effective Learning Strategies to Prepare High School Students for College" International Conference on Student Success, Orlando, FL

Robin Ringstad

(Affiliate Faculty)

  • Award: 2013 "Field Educator's Excellence in Field Education Scholarship Award" for her paper titled "Competency Level versus Level of Competency: the Field Evaluation Dilemma"
  • Citation: Ringstad, R. (2012). The role of the traditional master??s thesis in competency-based outcome education. The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19(2), 71-82.
  • Citation: Ringstad, R., Leyva, V., Garcia, J., & Jasek-Rysdahl, K. (2012). Creating space for marginalized voices: Re-focusing service learning on community change and social justice. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32, 268-283.

Elizabeth Breshears

(Affiliate Faculty)

  • Book: Elizabeth Breshears co-authored with Roger Dean "Facilitative Leadership in Social Work Practice"