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 Resources 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
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
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
Linda M. Platas, Ph.D.
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Ph.D. Education – Cognitive Development; University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Education – Cognitive Development; University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Child and Adolescent Development – Research and Public Policy; San Francisco State University
Child Development; Cognitive Development; Research Methods; Early Childhood Teacher Education; US and International Early Education Policy
Early education in developing countries; Teacher education and professional development in language, literacy and early mathematics; International early childhood education; Effects of language and culture on assessment outcomes in developing countries; Measurement development
Serves as a Member of the Technical Advisory Group on Early Childhood Measurement, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, Brookings Center for Universal Education
Serves on the Technical Advisory Committee Member of the Meeting on Population Level Assessment of Early Child Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Serves as a Member of the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee, San Mateo County College District
Served as a Standards Working Group Member of the Learning Metrics Task Force, Brookings Center for Universal Education and UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Served as a Member of the TK California Expert Planning and Advisory Committee, Early Edge/ Preschool California
Served as a Member of the Academic Review Committee, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley