Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Roxana Marachi

Roxana Marachi is an Associate Professor of Education at San José State University where she teaches courses in Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership.  Dr. Marachi’s publications have focused on school climate, learning environments, and the evaluation of school violence prevention programs.  Her current interests are focused on strategies for the prevention of data harms and on bridging research-to-practice gaps in the integration of emerging technologies in education.  Marachi serves as Education Chair of the California State NAACP and is actively involved in local, state, and national efforts to strengthen and protect public education. Read Roxana’s full profile below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Roxana Marachi


  • Ph.D., Education and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Psychology, Minor in Music, University of Washington


  • Heilig, J.H. Marachi, R., & Cruz, D.E. (2016). Mismatched assumptions: Motivation, grit, and high-stakes testing. Educational Policies and Youth in the 21st Century (pp. 143-155). Charlotte: Information Age.
  • Dewey, C., & Marachi, R., (2015). National and State Level Approaches to Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention. In D. Espelage & P. Goldblum (Eds.) The Challenge of Youth Suicide and Bullying. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Marachi, R., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2013). Evidence-based violence prevention programs and best implementation practices. In C. Franklin, M. B. Harris & P. Allen- Meares (Eds). The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, (Second Edition, pp. 453-472). New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Marachi, R. (2018). Health research gaps in the marketing and promotion of emerging technologies. [Peer-reviewed poster presentation for Digital Media and Developing Minds Conference, Cold Harbor Springs, NY, October, 2018.
  • Marachi, R. (2018). Online Preschools: “Innovation” or Exploitation? Invited presentation for the National Screen Time Action Network Conference. Boston MA, April 20, 2018.
  • Marachi, R. (2017). Unpacking College and Career Readiness Metrics. Do They “Level the Playing Field”? Or Create [More] Systemic Barriers to Educational Access? Invited Keynote for State NAACP/ESSA Civil Rights Education Conference. San José, CA. August 19th, 2017.


  • 2015 Freedom Fighter Award (San José / Silicon Valley NAACP)
  • 2015 Justice Award (Californians For Justice)



  • Data Ethics
  • Data Harms
  • School Climate
  • Violence Prevention


Lurie College Faculty Featured on Speech Pathology Website

Shout out to SJSU Lurie College faculty member Nidhi Mahendra, who was recently a featured faculty interview on the website!  Read an excerpt of the interview below and access the full interview at

What aspect of your work are you most proud of?

“I have to say I am most proud of the people I have had a positive impact on – certainly persons with aphasia and their families but also our students and future SLPs. In the end, our students will go out and change the face of the discipline and I find that there is an incredible return-on-investment if we do things right in training our students.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

Leaders of Lurie College | Luz

Meet Luz, SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I believe that education is the foundation of success. As I become an educator, I want to make a difference in education. I believe that all children should receive the best education available to them regardless of their socioeconomic status or their race. This is why I want to become a counselor and work with high school students who live in low-income communities to motivate, inspire and to encourage students to strive for success.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Luz Nicacio

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Lurie College Faculty Published in Journal of Teacher Education

Shout out to SJSU Lurie College faculty member Colette Rabin, whose research article “Co-Teaching: Collaborative and Caring Teacher Preparation” was recently published in the Journal of Teacher Education! Check out the abstract below and read the full article at 💙💛


This study investigated what happened during the implementation of a co-teaching model for student-teaching from a relational perspective. When analyzed through the theoretical framework of care ethics, teacher-candidates and their mentor-teachers developed caring relationships, acknowledged and negotiated differential power dynamics, and described cultivating a caring climate through dialogue and modeling.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Colette Rabin 1