Rene Dahl, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Phone: (415) 405-3564
Ph.D. Sociology of Education; Stanford University
M.A. Administration and Policy Analysis; Stanford University
M.A. Sociology; Stanford University
M.S. Recreation; San Jose State University
B.S. Recreation Administration; San Jose State University
Research methods; Youth Development; Program Planning and Evaluation; Human Resource Management
Youth development; diversity and management practices; evaluation of programs for children and youth; after school programs for children and youth; organizational structures of programs for children and youth
Serves on state-wide Steering Committee for Baccalaureate Education in Early Care and Education (BPECE); state-wide Faculty Steering Committee for Competencies Integration Project for Early Care and Education; and Planning Committee for Higher Education Colloquium.
Served on the Board of Directors for the Community Network of Youth Development (President for 4 years); the Advisory Board for the Community Schools Development project with Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay; and Board of Directors of the California School Age Consortium
Soyeon Park, Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 405-3975
Ph.D. Child Development; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A. Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
B.S. Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Children and Families; Research Methods; Cognitive Development; Infant and Toddler Development; Child Development; Early Childhood Teacher Education; Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
Cultural influences on parenting and young children's social/cognitive development; Early childhood teacher education; Qualitative methodologies
Served on the Early Childhood Working Group of the Governor’s Kids Cabinet, State of New Hampshire
Served on the Pre-service Teacher Council at University of New Hampshire
Member of the SFSU Children’s Campus Planning Committee
Amy Conley Wright, Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 405-3560
Ph.D. Social Welfare; UC Berkeley
MSW Masters of Social Work (concentration: Management and Planning); UC Berkeley
B.A. Child Development and Public Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA
Social ecology of child and adolescent development; family support; child and youth policy; child advocacy
Family support; child maltreatment prevention; child advocacy
Board member, International Children's Resource Institute
Advisory board member, Romanian Children's Relief
Advisory board member, Tipping Point Community
Alison E. Baroody, Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 405-0931
IES Post-doctoral fellowship University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Ph.D. Developmental Studies; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
M.S. Developmental Studies; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Early Childhood Education; Research Methods; Human Development; Child Development; Interest, Engagement, and Motivation in Learning
Children’s school achievement with a focus on interest and engagement in academic activities (especially literacy and mathematics); Multi-method measurement approaches of assessing interest and engagement; Early childhood and elementary school educational interventions
Kristen M. Pozzoboni, Ph.D.
Phone: (415) 405-3705
Ph.D. Educational Psychology; University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. Law and Society; State University of New York at Binghamton (Concentration: Women’s Studies)
Learning and Cognition; Youth Development, Out-of-School Time Program Planning and Evaluation; Community-based and participatory research methods
Learning and development in out-of school time; Youth engagement in community settings; Youth voice; Organizational systems and practices; and Community-Based Participatory Research
Expanded Learning Collaborative: Making the Most of Out of School Time for K-12 Youth
Elaine Schilling, MPA
Phone: (925) 899-4136
M.P.A. Notre Dame de Namur University (focus on Public Administration & Policy)
Organizational development, competencies and culture; leadership, mentoring; professional development; facilitation and communication
Parent educator programs
School volunteer programs
Laura Monterosso, MA
Phone: (415) 971-3832
MA Early Childhood Education; University of Pennsylvania
BA Consumer and Family Studies, concentration in Child Development; San Francisco State University
Professional Development; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Education Reform
Project Homeless Connect; Mission Cultural Center
Nadine Agosta, Ed.D.
Lecturer and Internship Coordinator
Phone: (415) 385-5985
University of San Francisco, Organization & Leadership in Education, Ed.D.
Mills College, Oakland, Early Childhood Education, MA
University of San Francisco, Organizational Behavior, BS
Child development; Early childhood education; Infant/toddler development; Action research; Family Support
Board member of Marin County School District Organization, Cambodia Academy of Mongkol Borei.
Member of Cambridge Who's Who, NAEYC, CAEYC, Phi Delta Kappa, Junior League of San Francisco,
and Docent for Belvedere-Tiburon Historical Society.
Implications of the internal revolution of the 1970s in Cambodia and children’s right to an education
Shelley C. Katz, Ed. D.
Doctorate of Education: Higher and Adult Education
Teachers College, Columbia University (1996)
MA: Higher and Adult Education
Teachers College, Columbia University (1987)
MS: Recreation and Leisure Studies
CSU San Jose (1979)
BA: Philosophy, Ithaca College (1975)
Baccalaureate Award, Cum Laude
Noelle Trinidad Taylor
Academic Office Coordinator
Phone: (415) 405-3911