Graduate Committees

As an affiliated faculty member with the UC Davis School of Education (SOE), I serve on qualifying examination (QE) and dissertation committees. I have also served on committees for graduate students in Cultural Studies and Linguistics.

As of fall 2019, I have served on 17 QE committees and 13 dissertation committees.

Graduated students on whose dissertation committees I have served include:

Dr. Rusty Bartels, Cultural Studies.

“War Memories, Imperial Ambitions: Commemorating WWII in the U.S. Pacific National Park System”

Assistant Teaching Professor, Syracuse University

Dr. Sagit Betser, Education.

“Under Construction: Identity Development in a Girls-only Maker Program”

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Dr. Erin Bridges Bird, Education.

“Driven by Data?: Youth Learning Science for Environmental and Civic Action through Community and Citizen Science”

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Community and Citizen Science

Dr. Mariama Smith Gray, Education.

“Discretion, Discourse, Decision-making and Disproportionality: A Critical Ethnography of Student Discipline”

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay

Dr. Daniel Moglen, Linguistics.

“Social Environments, Writing Support Networks, and Academic Writing: A Study of First Year International Graduate Students”

Academic Program Officer, Clinical and Translational Science Center (UC Davis)

Dr. Michelle Roppeau, Education

“Impact of Sport Discontinuation on the Experience and Identity of First-Generation and Non-First-Generation NCAA Division I Wrestlers”

Director of First Year and Undeclared Advising, UC – Merced

Dr. Katherina Sibbald, Education.

“Tyranny in the Mirror: Critical Reflections on Literary Talk with High School Juniors in Writing Conferences”

Lecturer, Sonoma State University

Dr. Jisel Villegas, Education.

“Out-of-School Literacy Practices: A Qualitative Study of Latino Students’ Experiences”

English Learner Coordinator, Twin Rivers Unified School District

Dr. Lina Yamashita, Education.

“Making Visible the People Who Feed Us: Exploring Student Responses to Multicultural Texts About Food Workers”

Medical Programs Director, VIA Programs