Faculty Awards and Achievements

Cutting-Edge Research 

Allison Briceño

Congratulations to Dr. Briceño on her recent publications on language and bilingualism:

  • Klein, A. F., Zuniga, J., Briceño, A., & Torres Elías, A. (2017). Literacy and language learning as partners in the classroom. Principal Magazine, 97(1), 34-37.
  • Briceño, A. (2017). Language transfer in a Dual Immersion program: Cognates, morphology and language contrasts. NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 8(1), 111-132
  • Briceño, A. (2017, November). Biliterate Reading Profiles of Simultaneous and Sequential Bilinguals in a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program
. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Briceño, A., Rodriguez-Mojica, C., & Muñoz- Muñoz, E. (2017, November). What Counts as Bilingualism?: Pre-Service Teachers’ Language Ideologies. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.


Moving Up 

Rebeca Burciaga

Dr. Burciaga recently achieved tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor, in addition to authoring the following publications:

  • Burciaga, R. & Rodriguez, G. (Eds.) (2016). [Special Issue], Latina/o Educational Leadership: Testimonios from the Field. Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal
  • Yosso, T. & Burciaga, R. (June, 2016). Reclaiming our histories, recovering community cultural wealth. Center for Critical Race Studies at UCLA. Research Brief. (No.5).University of California at Los Angeles, CA.
  • Delgado Bernal, D., Burciaga, R., & Flores Carmona, J. (2016). Chicana/Latina Testimonios as Pedagogical, Methodological, and Activist Approaches to Social Justice. New York, New York: Routledge.


A Global Reach 

Brent Duckor

Dr. Duckor was recently invited to speak in China and Singapore on learning outcomes and best practices.

  • Duckor, B. (October, 2017). Linking formative and summative assessment in teacher education: Rethinking “value added” outcomes while promoting learning progressions framework in teacher preparation programs in California. Invited speaker at Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Duckor, B. (October, 2017). Linking formative assessment moves with high leverage instructional practices: Rethinking translation, application and practice of classroom assessment with a learning progressions framework. Invited speaker at Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • Duckor, B. (October, 2017). Assessing pre-service and in-service teacher quality: Mapping 'high leverage' classroom assessment practices with a learning progressions framework. Invited speaker at the Assessment Research Centre, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Duckor, B. (October, 2017). Linking formative assessment moves: Rethinking translation, application and practice with a learning progressions framework. Invited speaker at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Presenting Internationally & Publishing 

Mark Felton

Dr. Felton had the opportunity to present in Finland and publish an article on argumentative discourse.


  • Felton, M. and Crowell, A. (2017). Argumentative discourse goals and their impact on the conduct and outcomes of dialogue. Symposium Paper Presented at the 2017 Meeting of the European Association of Learning and Instruction. Tampere, Finland.


  • Villarroel, C., Felton, M. and Garcia-Mila, M. (2016). Arguing against confirmation bias: The effect of argumentative discourse goals on the use of disconfirming evidence in written argument. International Journal of Educational Research, 79, 167-179.
  • De La Paz, S., Monte-Sano, C., Felton, M., Croninger, R., Jackson, C. and Worland, K. (2016). Historical Writing Apprenticeships for Adolescent Readers: Integrating Disciplinary Learning with Cognitive Strategies. Reading Research Quarterly, 52(1), 31-52
  • Monte-Sano, C., De La Paz, S., Felton, M., Worland, K., Yee, L., and Carey, R. (2017). Learning to teach disciplinary literacy across diverse eighth-grade history classrooms within a district-university partnership. Teacher Education Quarterly, 44(4), 98-124.


On Air! 

Robert Gliner

In 2017, Dr. Gliner produced an hour-long documentary film, Job Centered Learning, which focuses on the variety of forms career technical education takes in high schools in the greater Bay Area and around the country. The film is placed in the context of the 'skills gap' the U.S. is currently facing in a wide range of jobs. Job Centered Learning aired on PBS television stations last Fall across most of the nation.


A Distinguished Speaker and Scholar 

Kathleen McConnell

Dr. McConnell recently guest edited a special issue of the Review of Communication (18.2) on academic labor and contributed to a forum on communication activism pedagogy in Communication Education (66.3). Prior to that, Dr. McConnell was invited by Indiana University's Rhetoric and Composition program to give the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Lecture. She presented from a work in progress entitled Something Will Be Happening: Inventing The Evergreen State College and Making Education Visible.