Lecturer, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Marcella McCollum is a speech-language pathologist, lecturer, and doctoral candidate at San Jose State University. Her research interests focus on access of underrepresented/underserved student populations to appropriate education. She teaches courses and provides seminars in many areas, including language development, aging, clinical perspectives, supervision, accent, and multicultural issues. Marcella has been a member of medical and educational diagnostic/treatment teams and worked with diverse populations, including Native American, Hmong, and Somali families in Minnesota and California.
- Candidate, Ed.D., Educational Leadership, San Jose State University
- M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, San Jose State University
- B.A., Psychological Services, University of San Francisco
- “Past, Present, and Future Directions of Dual Language Immersion in California Post Proposition 58” co-presented at the National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) conference, Las Vegas, NV (February, 2020)
- “Latinx and Hispanic Culture” invited speaker for Tapestry Grant project, San José State University (February, 2020)
- “Collaborating with Interpreters and Translators”, invited speaker for Tapestry Grant
project, San José State University (December, 2019)
- “Educación Especial”, invited speaker, bilingual seminar, San José State University
- “Introduction to Implicit Bias” invited speaker for Communication Works, Lafayette, CA. (August, 2019)
Noteworthy Grants and Awards
- 2020 - Awarded a Lurie College Strategic Plan Grant to develop a Social Justice Minor with Rebeca Burciaga.
- 2019 - Awarded a Lurie College Research and Teaching Collaboration (LC-RTC) grant with Matthew Love and Eduardo Munoz-Munoz to investigate the intersection between Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) and Special Education.
- 2019 - Awarded three strategic priority grants to provide a cultural humility module to incoming graduate students, a gender equity module to graduate students in their final year of school, and an inaugural orientation for incoming undergraduate students.
Areas of Research Interest
- Bilingual immersion
- Higher education
- Speech-language pathology
- Undergraduate success
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love
Listen to Marcella's playlist below and access all of the personality playlists on our Lurie College of Education Spotify account