Patricia Swanson, PhD

Patricia Swanson

Professor & Chair, Teacher Education 

Patricia Swanson is a Professor of Education at San José State University.  She teaches curriculum and instruction courses in mathematics and social studies.  Her work reflects the dual perspectives of researcher and practitioner, combining her graduate research with the Program for Complex Instruction at Stanford University with her extensive experience as a bilingual teacher.  Her current scholarship focuses on teaching the critical foundations of Algebra in academically and linguistically diverse classrooms and the integration of mathematics and language development.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University

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