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 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.

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Student Spotlight | Colleen Hamilton

Learn about Colleen Hamilton, a credential student studying Multiple Subject Teacher Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Colleen is also the recipient of the Ada Louise Watters Scholarship and John and Peter Laznibat Endowed Scholarship Fund for the 2019-2020 academic year!

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Leaders of Lurie College | Diba

Meet Diba, recently graduated SJSU grad student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Feeling nervous about being in school for the first time after so many years away, let alone as a graduate student, I couldn’t have asked for a more meaningful experience. From my first day at the Lurie College of Education, I finally felt like I had found my calling. Surrounded by inspiring professors and like-minded colleagues, I found a place where I belonged. I’ve also formed life-long bonds with some of the most amazing people. For that alone, I am forever grateful to this school.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Graduate Student Diba Mirlohi

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