J. Sabrina Mims-Cox obtained her Ph.D. in Education through the Joint Doctoral Program between The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University. She has taught all grade levels in both English and Spanish including Early Childhood and Adult Education. She has also taught and presented internationally in Korea, Egypt, Australia, Japan, China, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Canada, and Spain. She maintains a strong publication record in both English and Spanish, and has served on numerous editorial boards. She is presently a Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, USA where she coordinates the Masters Degree in Education Program with an Option in Bilingual Multicultural Education. She also serves as Curriculum Director and Research Coordinator for the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Council of Teacher Educators and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Bilingual Teacher Educators. In addition, she serves on the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission of Teacher Credentialling.
Her primary teaching interests include educational equity and social justice particularly in language development, literacy and all areas of diversity. As the Digital Ambassador for California State University, Los Angeles, she is also focused on the successful integration of technology into every aspect of teaching and learning. She is currently teaching mostly graduate courses in education, graduate program coordinator, and also serves as a consultant with both public and private schools.
She currently serves as Research Coordinator for the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Transformative Initiative and as the Digital Ambassador for California State University, Los Angeles. A continual research focus for her has been on school transformation and sustainable reform. Her primary areas of research and interest include Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Emergent Literacy, New Models of Teacher Education in a Global Community and School Transformation. She has authored several children’s reading textbook series in both Spanish and English along with numerous articles in professional journals, books, and book chapters. She has presented internationally on the topics of school transformation and reform and serves as an educational consultant. Her other research interests include Teacher Leadership, Portfolio Development, and Multilingualism.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mims-Cox, J. S. “Transitioning from Quarters to Semesters: A Campus-wide Effort at California State University, Los Angeles Supported Through Technology.” In Annual CSU Digital Ambassador Report for 2013-2014 Year. Long Beach, CA: CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Mims-Cox, J. S. “Strengthening Assessment, Instruction and Collaboration Through Digital Technology: Applications of Moodle, TaskStream and Intel® at CSULA” in Meyer, E.; Parker, J.; Ross, D.; & Soodninda, D. (Eds) Supporting Technology Integration in STEM Teacher Preparation Programs: Case Studies from across California State University campuses. Long Beach, CA: CSU Chancellor’s Office.
Johnson, R.; Mims-Cox, J. & Doyle-Nichols, A. Developing Professional Portfolios in Education: A Guide for Assessment, Inquiry and Reflection 2nd ed. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.
Mims-Cox, J. S. “Urban teachers speak out on changing views: Portfolios as best practice”. In (Khine, M. & Saleh, I. Eds.) Practitioner research in teacher education: Theory and best practices. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Mims-Cox, J. S. “The changing face of diversity through the eyes of urban teachers: Promoting democratic schools and classrooms.” In (Salili, F. & Hoosain, R. Eds.) Democracy and multicultural education: Research in multicultural education and international perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Nomura T., Cadenas H., & Mims J. S. Taka Tips: Building Blocks for Parents 2nd Ed Los Angeles: LAASC
Mims, J. S. Ed. Proceeding of the 3rd Accelerated Schools National
Conference: A Parade of Stars into the Next Millennium . Los Angeles:
Mims, J.S. “ Interactive Strategies for the Language Development Classroom: Bringing Literature to Life through Role Play, Storytelling, Music, and Art—2nd Ed.” in American Egyptian Teacher Exchange Project Curriculum Modules 2002, Cairo, El Minya University
Mims, J.S. et al (1997). Transitions in Literacy (K-6 textbooks series). Thirteen anthologies with ancillary materials Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Mims, J.S. et al (1997). Invitaciones (K-5 textbook series in Spanish). Thirteen anthologies with ancillary materials Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Mims, J. S. (l996). “Administrative Reflections: Principals speak out on their evolving roles.” in Finnan, C.; St. John, E.; McCarthy, J.; & Slovacek, S. (Eds.) Accelerated Schools in Action: Lessons From the Field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corbin Press.
Mims, J.S. “ Interactive Strategies for the Language Development Classroom: Bringing Literature to Life through Role Play, Storytelling, Music, and Art” in American Egyptian Teacher Exchange Project Curriculum Modules 2001, Cairo, El Minya University
Mims, J.S. & Cadenas, H. G. “Inquiry into ‘Taka Tips: Building Blocks for Parents.’ A Pilot Study at The Accelerated School.” In Nomura T., Cadenas H., & Mims J. S. Taka Tips: Building Blocks for Parents 2nd Ed Los Angeles: LAASC
Mims, J. S. & Cadenas, H. (2003). Increasing Parental Involvement In Urban Homes & Schools: A Pilot Study Demonstrating Parents as a Vital Resource in Designing and Refining Curriculum for Parents. In Urban Learning and Teaching Yearbook. Los Angeles: Charter College of Education.
Mims, J. S. “Fifteen Years of The Accelerated Schools Experience: Reflections, Lessons, and Projections”. In Quart Simposi: Llengua, Educació I Immigració: Tratamiento de la deversidad: cuestiones organizativas. Conference Proceedings. Girona: Universitat de Girona.
Mims, J.S. “Quinze Anys D” deperiencia de les escoles acceleradores.” inBarcelonaEducació.. Institut D’ Educaió, Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Mims, J.S. “Principals Exchanges in Accelerated Schools: Fostering Greater Avenues of Communication and Support.” in Accelerated Schools Special
Mims, J.S.; Kanell, R.; Wood, B. “The Literacy-Literature Connection: Building Literacy Bridges for All Students Through High-Quality Multicultural/Multilingual Children’s Literature.” In Goals 2000 Preservice Reading Partnership Research & Practice: “a-m+Reading Requirements.. Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Ph.D. Education 1988
- The Claremont Graduate School/ San Diego State University
M.A. Education 1980
- San Diego State University
- University of California, San Diego
Teaching for Cross-cultural and Global Awareness
English Literacy for Bilingual/Bicultural Individuals
Characteristics of Social Change in Urban Schools
Communities of Understanding Laboratory
Communities of Sharing Laboratory
Communities of Action Laboratory
Instructional Strategies in Urban Classrooms
Principles and Practices of Curriculum Development
Language Development in Elementary School
Multicultural Children’s Literature