Dean Heather Lattimer

On August 1, 2018 Dr. Heather Lattimer became the Dean of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education.  

Dr. Lattimer joins us from the University of San Diego where she has held a faculty appointment since 2006 and served as chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching, Associate Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, and, most recently, Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education.  

Dr. Lattimer received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s in teaching from Stanford University, and a doctorate in Education from the University of California, San Diego.  She began her career as a history teacher at Lincoln High School in San Jose Unified School District - Go Lions!  She also taught middle and high school math and English in San Diego Unified School District and worked as a literacy consultant with schools and districts across the country.  Dr. Lattimer is the author of numerous articles and professional books for educators including Thinking through Genre (Stenhouse, 2003) and Real World Literacies (NCTE, 2014).

In addition to a passion for excellence and equity in K-12 education, Dr. Lattimer’s research and professional interests include teacher and principal education with an emphasis on diversifying the educator pipeline, technology in education, international education, and access and equity in post-secondary education.  She believes that our best work is often done collaboratively and works to actively cultivate partnerships with schools, districts, and community-based organizations. 

Dr. Lattimer is excited to return to San Jose and join the LCOE and SJSU communities.