Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Katya Aguilar

Dr. Aguilar’s research focuses on professional preparation and development among teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and faculty in effective practices for enhancing the educational opportunities of English learner (EL) students across secondary and post-secondary classroom settings.  Specific threads her scholarly work in this area include exploring avenues for 1) supporting the academic language development of linguistically diverse future educators, 2) promoting equity through co-teaching and professional learning communities, and 3) challenging beliefs and assumptions held by educators about English learner students.  Read Katya’s full profile below and listen to her personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Katya Aguilar

Professor, Teacher Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Kansas State University
  • M.S., Secondary Education, Kansas State University
  • B.A., Psychology, William Jewell College

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Lurie College Students Shine at Learning Showcase

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase

Communicative Disorders & Sciences student Avneet Sandhu shares her presentation on colorism.

Sweeney Hall was buzzing with excitement on Friday, December 6, 2019, as hundreds of SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students shared their academic accomplishments and insights to peers, faculty, staff, family, friends, and community partners during the inaugural Learning Showcase.  The showcase was established to build upon the end-of-semester academic celebrations that many of the Lurie College of Education departments had organized in previous semesters by organizing a college-wide event to demonstrate how the Lurie College of Education and its students are interdisciplinary, community-engaged, culturally-sustaining, and holistic, according to Dean Heather Lattimer.  The event began with a wide range presentation panels such as “Advising Idol – A Friendly Video Competition to Support Student Success” and “Voice Care Workshop for Educational Professionals + Mini Clinic for Voice Screening” before transitioning to poster presentations and other stations such as “Film Making as a Research Method” and “Special Education Lesson Plan Gallery Walk.”  The grand finale of the Learning Showcase was the plenary session, which featured a student or small group of students from each academic department in the Lurie College of Education who spoke to a crowd of about 75 attendees about their academic research, experiential education, and more!  Plenary speakers included:

See more photos from the Learning Showcase below and learn more by visiting sjsu.edu/education/showcase

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Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Wendy Quach

Wendy Quach, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a licensed, certified speech language pathologist and associate professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) at San José State University.  Her teaching and research focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with complex communication needs and motor speech disorders. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally and is actively engaged in several collaborative research projects and is supported through several US Department of Education grants.  She has a passion for instilling research in her students and has mentored several students on various projects related to AAC.  Read Wendy’s full profile below and listen to her personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Facutly Wendy Quach

Associate Professor, Communicative Disorders & Sciences 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alberta, Canada
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Alberta, Canada

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Present Your Research at the Lurie College Learning Showcase

SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase on Fri., Dec. 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall!  This event will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester.  Watch the video above to learn more about how to present a poster during the showcase and RSVP to attend the event at sjsu.edu/education/showcase.

Download Eduardo and Lyle’s handout here.

“How to create a better research poster in less time (including templates)” by Mike Morrison. 

Find out more about QR codes here and here.

Happy poster-making!

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Dina Izenstark

Dina earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.  She is an applied, interdisciplinary scholar with a program of research that explores how engagement in the natural environment positively influences youth development and family relationships.  Read Dina’s full profile below and listen to her personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Dina Izenstark 2

Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Lurie College Hosts Inaugural Future of Learning Summit

This article was originally published on the SJSU Newsroom website by Julia Halprin Jackson.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit

Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer with speakers from the inaugural Future of Learning Summit: Shar Naidu, Vivian Vu, Kent McGuire, Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Laura Quintana, Irene Castillon, SJSU professor Ellen Middaugh, and Arun Ramanthan. Photo by Francisco Mendoza.

San Jose, Calif. — About 100 Silicon Valley thought leaders, policymakers and K-12 educators filled SJSU’s Diaz Compean Student Union Theater November 13 at the inaugural Future of Learning Summit, hosted by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The event included five keynote speakers and talks by five SJSU community members, all of whom addressed the question, “What is the future of learning?”

“We’re at a time of significant change in education and across society,” said Heather Lattimer, dean of the Lurie College. “We have changing job markets, demographic shifts and new understandings around what learning and cognition mean and look like. It’s a time of rapid change that can be really scary. But it’s also an opportunity for all of us to challenge the way that we think of education and schooling to find new ways to support stronger, more equitable and more relevant outcomes.” Lattimer described SJSU’s upcoming Future of Learning Initiative, a cross-disciplinary program to spur innovation on campus, serve as a hub for transforming education in the region, generate new knowledge that will elevate the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and position SJSU as a thought leader in the field of educational innovation.

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RSVP to Attend the Lurie College Learning Showcase!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Flyer

SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase, which will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester!  This event will take place on Friday, December 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall and include posters, presentations, panels, a plenary, and prizes.  To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/education/showcase.

LEARNING SHOWCASE POSTER WORKSHOP

If you are a Lurie College of Education student who is interested in presenting a research poster at the Learning Showcase and would like some support and guidance from Lurie College faculty, please attend the Poster Workshop on Friday, November 22, from 12-1pm in Sweeney Hall 447 to meet with Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department faculty member Lyle Lustigman and Teacher Education Department faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz!

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Jason Laker

Jason Laker is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and former Vice President for Student Affairs at SJSU, and Affiliated Researcher in the Center for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University. Previously, Dr. Laker was the AVP/Dean for the Division of Student Affairs, Fellow in the Centre for Study of Democracy; and Gender Studies Faculty at Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada). He is one of 12 Associate Members inducted globally on the International Association of Universities and the only North American member on the European Training Foundation (a European Commission Agency) International Editorial Board. His publications include 4 books and 28 articles/chapters.  Read Jason’s full profile below and listen to his personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Jason Laker

Education

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Organization & Administration/Student Affairs, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Adams State University
  • B.S., Interpersonal & Public Communication/Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University

Recent Publications

  • Laker, J. (2019). Academic curriculum. In Tillapaugh, D. & McGowen, B. (Eds.), Men and Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men’s Development. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Klobassa, V & Laker, J. (2018). Student conduct and policy violations: Gender-aware restorative justice practice. In Catalano, C., Wagner, R. & Davis, T. (Eds.), Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional approaches to applying masculinities in student affairs. (New Directions in Student Services, No. 164). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Laker, J., Deželan, T., & Kos, D. (2018). The relevance of extracurricular activities for citizenship: Why cutting budget for student associational activity is a bad policy. Annales (Slovenia), 4 (28), 827-840.
  • Laker, J. & Davis, T. (2016). Unfinished business, dirty laundry, and hope for multicultural campus communities. In McClellan, G. & Stringer, J. (Eds.) Handbook of student affairs administration, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Laker, J. & Davis, T. (Eds.) (2011). Masculinities in higher education: Theoretical and practical considerations. New York: Routledge.

Recent Presentations

  • Panelist, Supporting College Men’s Development: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices (w/Kyle Ashlee, Jonathan McElderry, Brian McGowan, and Dan Tillapaugh), NASPA 2019
  • Student Code Meets Bedroom: Reconciling Rules and Realities of Sexual Consent Communication, NASPA 2019
  • Demystifying sexual consent communication, TEDxSJSU, 2018
  • Yes, No, Maybe, See How it Goes, It Just Happened: Realities, Complexities and Possibilities of Students’ Sexual Consent Communication (with Erica Boas), NASPA West, 2018
  • Beyond campus climate surveys: Assessing and improving campus climate using appreciative inquiry methods (w/Robin Parker and Rickey Hall), NASPA 2018
  • Understanding sexual consent communication from Womxn’s perspectives (w/Erica Boas, Angeles De Santos-Quezada & Alisala Nunes), Summer Institute on Sexuality, Center for Research & Education on Gender & Sexuality, San Francisco State University, 2018.

Noteworthy Grants and Awards

  • Recipient, SJSU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Assigned Time Award, 2019-2024
  • Recipient, Annuit Coeptis Award-Senior Professional, American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2017
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2016-17
  • Namesake, Jason Laker Scholarship, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Men & Masculinities Knowledge Community, established in 2016
  • Faculty Award for Excellence, Center for Community Learning & Leadership, San José State University, 2015
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), American College Personnel Association Foundation, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-17
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2016-17
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region VI, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-16
  • RSCA assigned time award, Lurie College of Education, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-16

Areas of Research Interest

Areas of Research Interest

  • Citizenship & Democratic Education
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention
  • International and Comparative Higher Education
  • Men & Masculinities

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Lurie College Faculty Featured at Dean’s Symposium and Podcast

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Rebeca Burciaga College of Social Science Symposium

Congratulations to Department of Educational Leadership faculty Rebeca Burciaga, who was recently a featured presenter at the SJSU College of Social Science’s Dean’s Symposium and discussed the topic “Testimonio as a Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy”!  Dr. Burciaga was also recently featured on the Latinx Intelligentsia podcast series and shares what inspired her to return to woven art – give it a listen on Apple Podcasts!

 

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Brad Porfilio

As a transformative scholar, Dr. Porfilio brings insights from several intellectual disciplines, such as history, sociology, leadership studies, and social studies education, to examine the sociocultural and historical forces behind unjust educational outcomes and institutional forms of oppression. His intellectual work also unearths what policies, pedagogies, practices, and social movements hold the potential to humanize educational institutions, to eliminate educational disparities and to build an equalitarian society. As a result, his research has a broad appeal to scholars, leaders, and educators.  Read more below and listen to Brad’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D. Leadership Program Faculty Brad Porfilio

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Sociology of Education, University at Buffalo
  • M.S., Social Studies Education, Niagara University
  • B.A., History, State University of New York at Brockport College

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AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Critical Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Critical Media Literacy
  • Educational Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Youth Culture