Dr. Mere Berryman
Dr. Mere Berryman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. As the Director of Te Kotahitanga education project, she works extensively with school leaders, classroom practitioners, Māori communities and other professionals to reform education for Māori students.
Dr. Megan Cosier
Meghan Cosier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. Her teaching and research focus on inclusive school reform, collaboration, and teacher preparation. Dr. Cosier’s research has been published in a number of scholarly journals including Remedial and Special Education, Journal of Special Education Leadership, and Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.
Dr. Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.
Dr. Howard is a tenured Full Professor at UCLA where he is the Faculty Director of Center X. Since 2010, Dr. Howard has been the Founder and Executive Director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Dr. Howard’s numerous books, refereed journal articles, and invited lectures illustrate his importance as a researcher and scholar. Dr. Howard’s 2010 book, Why race and culture matters in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America’s classrooms, was the topic of a talk at Chapman on January 26, 2013. In it, he outlined the racial disparities in educational achievement in the US.
Dr. Paul Kang
Dr. Kang earned his doctorate in organizational communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching courses on conflict, organizational processes, and research methods, Dr. Paul Kang serves as the Co-Director of the Collaborate Initiative at Chapman University. His research interests include teamwork, workplace conflict, qualitative research methods, and engaged learning
Dr. Barry Kanpol, Ph.D. is an Administrator in the school of education at a public university. In his role as Dean of Education, Dr. Kanpol has described how university and school communities can become effective collaborative partners. Dr. Kanpol has created a scholarly writing community with his faculty and the faculty at Chapman University CES through common values and shared goals. His activities as a faculty associate include mentoring faculty and doctoral students, in addition to participating in CES retreats as a keynote speaker.
Dr. Laurie M. MacGillivray is a full professor at the University of Memphis. She has more than 20 years experience as an educator and researcher. Her research interests in teacher education and literacy have taken place in diverse settings with educators, schools, families, and children in Texas, California, and Tennessee as well as communities in Mexico and Costa Rica. Dr. MacGillivray’s scholarship is substantiated by numerous peer-reviewed articles in top ranked literacy journals including Bilingual Research Journal, Curriculum Theory, Journal of Literacy Research, and the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; several book chapters, and an edited book. She is actively involved in national professional associations and is currently on the editorial boards for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and The Reading Teacher.
Dr. Ann Nevin, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita at Arizona State University. Author of over 150 publications (refereed journals, book chapters, professional reviews, conference proceedings) and 18 textbooks, her curriculum vitae demonstrates a highly active scholarly life as a grant writer, author of textbooks that help teachers put research into practice, and chair, co-chair, and member of doctoral committees in several disciplines (e.g., educational psychology, human resources and adult development, educational administration, disability studies, and so on). She continues to mentor faculty and doctoral students at several universities where she has served as a tenured faculty member or visiting professor.(e.g., Florida International University). In addition to teaching and coaching, she works carefully with Chapman University doctoral candidates and faculty to support their scholarly writing and dissemination efforts.
Dr. Anthony Normore, Ph.D. is Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. His research focuses on leadership development, preparation and socialization of urban school leaders in the context of ethics and social justice. In his role as faculty associate in the CES, Dr. Normore has conducted seminars for doctoral students on the publication process and serves as a committee member on doctoral dissertations.
Dr. Rodolfo D. Torres
Dr. Rodolfo D. Torres is currently Professor of Urban Planning and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Torres is a recipient of the prestigious Adam Smith Foundation Fellowship, University of Glasgow, He is author of nearly fifty journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Shirley R. Steinberg, Ph.D. is the Chair and Director of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education as well as the Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. In addition, she is the Project Leader and Director of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. As a faculty associate, Dr. Steinberg has participated in writing workshops for faculty and doctoral students. She, with Nita Freire, donated some of Paulo Freire's original works and artifacts to the Rare Collections at Chapman Leatherby Library.
Dr. John Gunderson, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. John’s work is focused on the belief in the power of passionate teaching, awareness and learning and its ability to transform education and people’s lives. To this end, he has been actively publishing scholarly work and presenting at conferences, such as AERA and AME. His published works have been about diverse topics from teaching and learning, school reform, college life and the media.
Dr. Joel Colbert, Ed.D., former Professor and Director of the Ph. D. program in Education at Chapman University, is a lifelong educator. He earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in science education, from the University of Kansas. He began his teaching career as a classroom teacher in south central Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Chapman University, he was a Professor of Clinical Education and Director of the Undergraduate and Teacher Education Program at the University of Southern California.