James Barnes

James Barnes

Director, Learning Commons at Stanislaus State University

UCM Bright Success Center (formerly)

UC Davis -- doctoral program in Education (formerly)

Dr. Barnes earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from University of California, Davis. His research focuses on academic resilience in first-generation students of color, resilience-building...

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Leslie Bayers

Associate Director of Center for Teaching & Learning at University of the Pacific

25+ years teaching in higher ed; 10+ years fostering initiatives to promote accessible, equitable, learner-centered, and evidence-informed teaching, course design, and assessment practices. I design...

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Eileen Kogl Camfield

Eileen Kogl Camfield, group director

Teaching Professor, University of California at Merced: Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies Department

Faculty Associate, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Eileen has a degree in English (B.A.) and graduate degrees (M.A. and Ed.D.) in Higher Education. Since 1997, she has been an instructor, curriculum designer, and faculty pedagogy coordinator. She...

5200 N. Lake Road
152 Arts & Computational Sciences (ACS) Building
Merced, CA 95343
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Tawanda Chabikwa

Assistant Professor at University of Texas at El Paso

Tawanda Chabikwa is an interdisciplinary artist-scholar who’s work revolves around Black and Africana dance practices, practice-based research, and creative collaboration. Current research and...

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Taylor Fugere

Taylor Fugere

Doctoral Student, Management of Complex Systems (MIST) at UCM

Taylor’s research interests include Innovation Theory and Practice, Organizational Behavior, Workplace Power Dynamics, Diversity, Women in Technology, Paradox Theory, Gender. She is pursuing a PhD in...

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Alfredo Gaona

Alfredo Gaona

Doctoral Student, Interdisciplinary Humanities (UCM)

Alfredo Gaona is a Ph.D student in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at UC Merced. He brings to resilience research a prior background in international education. In 2015, he was awarded an...

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Erin Goldin

Director, University Writing Center

Erin Goldin, Ph.D., uses narrative analysis to explore the role of dispositions (like resilience) in relation to academic literacy development: how dispositions generate action and shape perception...

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Emily Rónay Johnston

Associate Director and Lecturer, Dimensions of Culture Program at UC San Diego

Dr. Emily Rónay Johnston earned her PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University. Her teaching and research focus on first-year writing as a critical space for cultivating student resilience...

University of California San Diego
Thurgood Marshall College
9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0509
La Jolla, CA 92093-0509
Campus Office: Sequoyah Hall 123
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Kirkwood (Kirk) M. Land

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at University of the Pacific

Kirk's pedagogical research focuses on STEM student success with attention to self-efficacy, self-compassion, and self-narrative as essential components of resilience development. 

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Doctoral Student, Interdisciplinary Humanities (UCM)

Jamie Moore is a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After receiving her MFA in Creative Writing and a certificate in Pedagogy, from Antioch University, Los Angeles, she developed a series...

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