Join us at the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to attend our Faculty Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, from 12:30-2pm, which will showcase several Lurie College faculty and the impact of their research!  Presenters include:

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    • Presentation: Targeting linguistic targets: Academic English, Standard English, and ideologies among preservice teachers
  • Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD | Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development
    • Presentation: Mothers’ and Fathers’ Parenting Style and Emerging Adults’ Academic Achievement: Self-construal, Self-esteem, and Parental Psychological Control as Mediators
  • Shawn Vecellio, PhD | Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education
    • Presentation: Using Clearness Committees to Address Teacher Candidates’ Critical Incidents

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 Faculty Research Symposium

Participate in the Lurie College 10-2-1 Challenge

We’re building community at the SJSU Lurie College of Education while sheltering-in-place. Challenge a friend, classmate, professors, advisors, or colleague to answer 10 questions in 2 minutes using 1 take. You choose the questions (nothing designed to embarrass please). If you record a video of the responses and share it on social media, tag us @sjsulurie and then pass on the challenge. If you’ve already been interviewed, it’s your turn to interview someone else.  Watch Briettny Curtner, graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education, interview Dean Heather Lattimer, and then Dean Heather Lattimer interview Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro in the videos below.

Early Childcare Providers are on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please call your federally-elected official to ask for their support in providing emergency funding to maintain high-quality child care.

SJSU Associated Students Child Development Center

In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), schools have closed down across the region and the country, sending children of all ages home for extended periods of time.

Working parents are therefore facing unprecedented challenges in determining how to balance child care and work responsibilities. Those who are able to work from home must meet the needs of their children while remotely addressing responsibilities under rapidly evolving work conditions. Moreover, with the increased risks of exposure to coronavirus among older adults, grandparents may not be able to safely fill in as back-up caregivers.

With the economy reeling from the coronavirus crisis and the complications and consequences of hitting pause on the work of small and large businesses, schools, and other public entities, many employers and working parents will struggle to find a way through. While employers may allow some flexibility, it is clear that both working parents and the caregivers who support their children are critical to keeping the economy going.

Meanwhile, some parents simply must continue to work on site, including first responders (firefighters, police, nurses, etc.) and those deemed to be in essential roles. Importantly, the Santa Clara County Health Officer’s Shelter in Place Order recognizes childcare providers within this essential workforce, as their services enable other exempted employees to continue working.

As employers and employees throughout the region scramble to adjust to the shelter in place order and to flatten the curve, child care workers are being asked to serve on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis highlights the importance of ECE providers to society and economic stability – not just now, but always. Meanwhile, these providers are themselves frequently living on the edge of economic security given persistent low wages. As a society, we need to recognize the importance of ECE providers. In light of this and other emergencies and natural disasters, resources should be provided directly to childcare providers, recognizing the role that they play in maintaining safe environments for children and facilitating adults’ continued involvement in the workforce. Furthermore, in order to maintain this workforce, they must be paid a worthy wage that not only keeps them out of poverty, but one that adequately compensates them for the role they play in society.

Written by the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at San José State University, which is led by Dr. Andrea Golloher, Dr. Emily Slusser, and Dr. Maria Fusaro.  Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, ECI promotes equitable and inclusive access to high-quality early learning experiences by collaborating with campus and community partners; advancing applied research; building the capacity of early childhood professionals; and advocating for professionals, young children, and their families.

Lurie College of Education Impresses in Best Graduate School Rankings

This story was originally posted on the SJSU Newsroom website by Robin McElhatton.

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021 U.S. News & World Report

San Jose State’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education had an impressive showing in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The rankings, released on March 17, show the Lurie College placed in these four categories:

  • Tied for #2 among CSU schools of education
  • In the top 5 for schools of education in the Bay Area
  • Tied for #16 among schools of education in California
  • Debuted at #158 for best education schools in the country

“All of us in the Lurie College of Education are proud that we have been recognized for our efforts to prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders,” said Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer. “We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners to expand our college’s opportunities and impact in the region!”

The magazine bases its ranking of best graduate schools of education on two types of data: reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. They also assess both the preparedness of a school’s incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school’s graduates.

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Maria Fusaro

Maria’s research centers on how young children, under age 5, learn from other people, through both verbal and gesture-based communication and through question-answer exchanges. Her recent work examines how preschoolers’ skill in asking questions supports their ability to solve science-relevant problems in innovative ways. Bridging her teaching and research, Maria also studies the preparation of undergraduate students for careers in infant/toddler care and education, and for providing high quality, supportive learning experiences for young children. Read Maria’s full profile below and listen to Maria’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account !

Maria Fusaro

Associate Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Education

  • Ed.D., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ed.M., Mind, Brain and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.A., Education Studies (Human Development) and Public Policy and American Institutions (Education Policy), Brown University

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Lurie College Faculty Present at Bilingual Education Conference

Shoutout to SJSU Lurie College faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, Marcella McCollum, and Matt Love, who recently presented their interdisciplinary work on the development of dual language programs in California at the National Association of Bilingual Education Conference!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Eduardo Munoz-Munoz Marcella McCollum Matthew Love

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Nadia Sorkhabi

Nadia Sorkhabi studies cultural variations in the effects of parent-child conflict; mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and practices; and marital conflict on mental health, academic achievement, social competence, communicative competence, and disclosure to parents of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.  She also study the social cognition and moral reasoning of orthodox Muslims about religious authority, parental authority, equality, and individual rights. Read Nadia’s full profile below and listen to Nadia’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Nadia Sorkhabi

Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development, University of California, Berkeley

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Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Luis Poza

Luis Poza’s research investigates how beliefs about language, language learning, race, and nation are embedded in educational practice and policy. He uses qualitative methods, principally ethnography and participant observation, to examine how these ideologies and their curricular and legal manifestations shape students’ experiences in schools. Dr. Poza also draws upon his research in his teaching to support teacher candidates learning how to best serve students from historically marginalized populations.  Read Luis’ full profile below and listen to Luis’ personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Luis Poza

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology of Education + Race, Inequality, and Language in Education, Stanford University
  • M.A., Climate and Society, Columbia University
  • Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (BCLAD), San Jose State University
  • B.A., Latin American Studies, Yale University

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Congratulations to Lurie College Faculty Member Lorri Capizzi!

Congratulations to Department of Counselor Education Lecturer, Dr. Lorri Capizzi, who will continue on with the Lurie College community in the Fall 2020 semester as an assistant professor!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Lorri Capizzi

For the last 14 years Dr. Capizzi has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses as well as served as faculty advisor to over 75 Master’s Candidates. She has 10 years of placing and supervising school counselors in their internships/field-work in high need districts and in juvenile court schools for students under court supervision. Dr. Capizzi also has over 15 years of federal grant administration experience where she co-authored and managed multi-million dollar budgets. Dr. Capizzi has extensive experience working with first-generation low-income students in K-12 and in higher education. Her professional interests include examining social justice-based school counseling and its role in increasing access to higher education for foster youth and students experiencing homelessness.

Lurie College Faculty Advocate for Worthy Wages for Teachers

Shoutout to Lurie College faculty Emily Slusser, Andrea Golloher, and Maria Fusaro, who recently published the commentary “To provide quality care for infants and toddlers, California must pay teachers a worthy wage” on behalf of their SJSU Early Childhood Institute! Read their piece on the Cal Matters website at http://bit.ly/2vXynRG.  To learn more about the SJSU Early Childhood Institute, visit sjsu.edu/education/academics/eci

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Institute Emily Slusser Andrea Golloher Maria Fusaro

Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member Janet Bang!

Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development, Dr. Janet Bang, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!

SJSU Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Janet Bang

Janet Bang is excited to be joining the SJSU Child and Adolescent Development department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.  Janet received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University and spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Her research program is committed to investigating how children learn language from their everyday interactions.  Her work takes a developmental approach and has included families from a variety of diverse backgrounds such as English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking families, as well as families with typically-developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Her goal for her research and teaching is to build an understanding of child development that is true to the rich array of individual and cultural differences within and across diverse communities.  She is dedicated to using her research to empower families and educators with new insights into how to support children’s development.

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Brent Duckor

Brent Duckor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education.  He taught history, economics, and civics in the Senior Institute at Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem, NYC. He later received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation at the University of California, Berkeley.  Brent specializes in educational measurement, testing, and assessment.  He has served on state and national boards providing educational assessment and measurement expertise to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Department of Education, and the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium in Washington, D.C.  His most recent scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Educational Measurement, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Phi Delta Kappan. His book, Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning (ASCD, 2017) with Dr. Carrie Holmberg, has been presented to audiences across the U.S. and abroad in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Brent Duckor

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Education, Quantitative Methods and Evaluation, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.A., Education, Quantitative Methods and Evaluation, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.A., International Affairs, Columbia University
  • B.A., Politics, U.C. Santa Cruz

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Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member Aubrey Uresti!

Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education, Dr. Aubrey Uresti, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Aubrey Uresti

Dr. Aubrey Uresti earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Learning and Mind Sciences from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Uresti is currently a lecturer in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis. Aubrey is also an instructor in the College Admissions and Career Planning certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension. A California credentialed K-12 school counselor (PPS-SC) and a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Dr. Uresti has experience in all levels of K-12 education as a teacher, school counselor, therapist, supervisor, and consultant. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Her dissertation focused on the individual, family, and extended family-level experiences of adolescents who have a parent in jail or prison, as well as their meaning-making processes regarding parental incarceration. Additional research interests include urban education and school counseling, school-based support, grief and loss, peer victimization, child and adolescent development issues, and lifelong learning for counselors.

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Ellen Middaugh Future of Learning Summit

Listen to Ellen Middaugh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development, discuss her vision for the future of learning to practice democracy at the SJSU Lurie College Future of Learning Summit!  To learn more about the Future of Learning Initiative, visit sjsu.edu/education/fli and the #SJSUFutureLearn hashtag thread on Twitter.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Audio recorded by the SJSU Student Union Theater and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley and Katelyn Zamarron.

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Policy Report

Congratulations to Teacher Education Department faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, who recently published “English Language Learners and the Local Control Funding Formula” in collaboration with Pivot Learning and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)!  Give the report a read at http://bit.ly/2uJdppv

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Faculty Eduardo Munoz-Munoz

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith joined SJSU after spending three years teaching at Chicago State University and two years in a Post Doc at Vanderbilt University.  Her research focuses on contexts that shape children’s social-emotional development: (1) risk and resilience (e.g., maltreatment, foster care); and (2) imagination/reading for pleasure.  She focuses on understanding these processes in culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse populations. As a Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development, Dr. Smith teaches three classes regularly: Senior Seminar; Risk and Resilience; and Play, Creativity, and Imagination.  For the last two years, she has also been developing an integrated BA/Teacher Credential program.  Read Maureen’s full profile below and listen to Maureen’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Maureen Smith

Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
  • B.A., Psychology (Minor Human Development), University of California, Davis

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Lurie College Faculty Featured in SJSU MLK Library Newsletter

Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx, who was recently highlighted in the SJSU MLK Library newsletter for moderating the SJSU Bay Area Pride panel event during the Fall 2019 semester! Watch the video message from University Library Dean Tracy Elliott at️ http://bit.ly/2SkpsCN

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Robert Marx Bay Area Pride

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Robert Marx Bay Area Pride 2

SJSU Lurie College Students Praise Their Faculty

We recently asked our students “Which of your classes or professors has been the most exciting for you this semester??” on our Instagram account – @sjsulurie – and were excited to see so many students give shoutouts to their faculty.  Check them out in the Instagram post below!

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Cara Maffini

Cara’s research encompasses intersections of culture, mental health, and trauma particularly among adolescents and emerging adults with a focus on underserved populations.  She has three main lines of research: (a) understanding psychosocial, cultural, and developmental protective and risk factors associated with trauma (e.g., violence, victimization, and campus safety); (b) examining refugee experiences and intergenerational transmission of trauma; and (c) examining bicultural and biracial experiences and identity development.  Grounded in her training in counseling psychology, Cara’s research serves to inform campus and community-based intervention and prevention programs.  Read Cara’s full profile below and listen to Cara’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Cara Maffini

Associate Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana University
  • M.A., Psychology, Sacramento State University
  • B.A.S., Psychobiology and Dance, UC Davis

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Lurie College Hosts Fulbright Scholar Ágnes Hódi

During the Fall 2019 semester, the Lurie College of Education was fortunate to host Fulbright Scholar Ágnes Hódi, who is a member of the Juhasz Gyula Faculty of Education at the University of Szeged, Hungary.  During her visit, she explored assessment practices in reading development in different text formats.  Learn more about her experiences by reading her Fulbright Grantee Report below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fulbright Scholar Agnes Hodi

My Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program took place between August 19, 2019 and December 20, 2019, however, the successful completion of the objectives and proposed project activities required a careful planning and involvement of not only my host, Dr. Brent Duckor but other SJSU employees as well. Dr. Brent Duckor was an amazing Fulbright host. He consulted with me in professional matters every step of the way to pave the way for a fruitful in-person collaboration countless times months prior to my arrival. Furthermore, he was persistent in assisting me in preparing administrative issues by connecting me to SJSU staff. SJSU staff, Marie Kochevar, Parinaz Zartoshty, Mirabai Hutton and Khim Lok did everything to make my family’s transition and relocation as easy and hassle-free as possible.  I owe a debt of gratitude to Brian Cheung Dooley for assisting me in the timely and precise preparation of the documents required for my project proposal. He also did an astonishing job in organizing my talk held at the faculty.

At the beginning of my project, Brent and I identified several objectives that were met successfully over the course of my time at SJSU. Among these were:

  • Literature review, writing collaboration, and presentations on the reading wars (history of instructional practices to teaching reading in the US, their impact on learning and instruction and reading assessment).
  • Literature review, writing collaboration, and presentations on currently used assessment instruments and programs in reading (Lexile, DIBELS, Smarter Balanced Assessment, PISA).
  • Regular attendance and full-participation in the EDD 530, a graduate level course on Assessment, Testing and Evaluation in the Ed.D. Leadership program.
  • Site Visit/Classroom observations in the Alum Rock Union and San Jose Unified School Districts.

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Join us at the Lurie College Spring 2020 Welcome Event!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 Welcome Event

Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to join us at our Spring 2020 Welcome Event on Monday, February 3, from 3-5pm at the SJSU Bowling and Billiards Center to connect and network with classmates, peers, clubs, faculty, deans, and staff while enjoying food, games, and a chance to win prizes – RSVP at bit.ly/lurie-sp20welcome!

NOTES: Your children / dependents are welcome to attend. The spots for bowling and billiards will be first-come, first-served, but we ask that you share bowling lanes and billiard tables so as many people as possible get to play. We’ll also have other games available such as giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, jumbo Bananagrams, and more!