Volume 4, Number 7

March 2012

The College of Education loses a friend and colleague

Dr. Cook-Morales

Dr. Valerie Cook-Morales, passed away after a brief illness. Dr. Cook-Morales, chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP), was a respected teacher and scholar, social justice advocate, and leader in her field. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, as well as the thousands who have been touched by her work and passion. Dr. Nola Butler-Byrd, Associate Professor, has agreed to provide leadership as acting chair for the CSP department. Read More

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Dr. J. Luke Wood’s busy first year with the COE

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) has been busy. Not only has he recently been named co-editor of the Journal of African American Males in Education, his recent research on factors influencing student perspectives on the effect of employment on academic success among African American males has been published in National Association of Student Affairs Professional Journal. Read More

Neal Fogelhut's New Title: Retiree

Neal Fogelhut

Many of us were sorry to see College technical support engineer Neal Fogelhut retire after nearly 30 years of service, initially to the EDTEC department and, more recently, to the entire College maintaining our Smart Classrooms and overseeing the Faculty/Staff Help Desk. Neal, we're very grateful for your many years of faithful service to the faculty and staff and students in EDTEC and in the COE. We wish you a long, happy, healthy new life ahead! Read More

Dr. Jason Naranjo helps San Diego Unified

Dr. Naranjo

Dr. Jason Naranjo helps San Diego Unified identify areas of needed improvement in helping teens with disabilities after high school. On November 10, 2011 COE Special Education Faculty member Dr. Jason Naranjo presented at the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). Read More

Dr. Douglas Fisher Elected to Board of Directors for International Reading Assoc.

Dr. Fisher

Dr. Douglas Fisher, College of Education Faculty Member, was elected to the board of directors for the International Reading Association for a three-year term, 2012-2015. Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Read More

Faculty Meet with Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Joey Nuñez Estrada Jr., Dr. Colette Ingraham, and Dr. Trish Hatch met with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss the positive impact of the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project. This partnership between eight military-connected school districts and the USC School of Social Work, is a four-year $7.5 million project funded by the Department of Defense Education Activity. Dr. Estrada, assistant professor in the School Counseling Program, brought this opportunity for specialized training and supervision for our CSP students to San Diego State University. Read More

Department of Policy Studies & Cross-Cultural Education (PLC) Chair appointed to California Department of Education position!

Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan has been chosen by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to head the Department of Education’s English Learner Support Division. Filling in for her as Interim Department Chair in PLC is Dr. Alberto Rodriguez. Read More