Education — Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (323) 343-4330


Kathryn Alesandrini

Professor of Instructional Technology; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4335

E-mail: kalesan@calstatela.edu

Dr. Alesandrini has written more than a hundred popular publications including cover stories and feature articles in addition to several dozen scholarly articles on the topic of technology in education and business. Her award-winning book, Survive Information Overload, garnered a variety of awards, such as being named top book in information management by the American Library Association, a main selection of the Executive Program book club, one of the top 30 business books of the year by Soundview Executive Book Summaries, and dozens of other accolades. Alesandrini has appeared on numerous talk shows on national radio programs and cable television. She also speaks to both education and business groups on topics related to information technology.


Stephanie Edwards-Evans

Professor of Education; Ed.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4337

E-mail: sevans@calstatela.edu

A specialist in urban education , Dr. Evans has written many articles on African American dialects and schooling. She has also published extensively on school integration and school vouchers and on Black education. Dr. Evans applied her knowledge in discussions regarding these topics on numerous television talk shows. She authored a book entitled

Urban Education - a Workbook of Activities for Classroom Teachers. She sits on the executive boards of many associations and is an active member of the Association of Black Psychologists. She has been serving as a full-time consultant for the State Department of Education.


Fernando A. Hernandez

Professor of Education; B.A., Cal State L.A., Ph.D., United States International University

Contact: (323) 343-4330

E-mail: fhernan@calstatela.edu

Dr. Hernandez is a frequently invited speaker on the subjects of ethnic group relations, affirmative action, Chicano community,

Mexican American youth identity, and health education. He is currently serving as the chairman of the California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has served as a consultant on a variety of projects involving the Mexican-American for UC Irvine, CSU Long

Beach, the Hanford Unified School District, and the California State Assembly.


Albert Jones

Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Contact: (323) 343-4444

E-mail: ajones4@calstatela.edu

Dr. Jones provide workshops and in-service trainings for teachers and other educational personnel in the area of classroom management, student behavior, and school climate.


Lori YoonKyung Kim

Professor of Education and Educational Administration Program Chair; Ph.D., USC

Contact: (323) 343-4330

E-mail: lkim@calstatela.edu

Educational policy, school finance and program development are Dr. Kim’s special interests in the educational field. Her areas of expertise include program development and implementation as well as Korean and Korean-American education. As founder of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, a special interest group of American Educational Research Association (AERA), she has been promoting professional opprotunities for educators through research presentations and publications. She also serves as board members for Korean Schools Association of America and Korean-American Educators Association.

Fluent in: Korean.


Antony John Kunnan

Professor of Education; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4300

E-mail: akunnan@calstatela.edu

Dr. Kunnan has wide-ranging experience in dealing with training and testing programs. He has received funding and managed projects that

have been funded by local, state, national and international agencies. As a world-renowned expert in English language testing, he serves as a

consultant to the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, and to the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate. He is

currently the U.S. consultant who is conducting Pre-Service (Level 3) evaluation of all IELP-II programs at Egyptian Universities. He is also the author of six edited or authored books, 25 articles, and 25 reviews and reports. He is past president of the International Language Testing Association. He is currently the editor of the journal, Language Assessment Quarterly.


Penelope Semrau

Professor of Education; Associate Director for the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning; Ph.D., Ohio State University


Contact: (323) 343-5506

E-mail: psemrau@calstatela.edu

Dr. Semrau teaches graduate courses in interactive video design and production, software authoring tools in education, computer-assisted instruction and basic computer literacy. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and several books on computers including Using Interactive Video in Education. Her research focuses on design and evaluation of interactive instructional media such as videodisc, CD-ROM and Hypermedia. She is also the division’s coordinator of instructional technology.


Simeon Slovacek

Professor of Education; Ph.D., Cornell University (Educational Research & Evaluation Methodology)

Contact: (323) 343-4379 or (323) 343-5622

E-mail: sslovac@calstatela.edu

Dr. Slovacek serves as principal evaluator of the Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative (PERC) and director of the Charters Emerging as Successful Schools (CHESS), a charter schools project, in the Charter College of Education. His research and publication interests are in the areas of school reform (charter schools) as well as educational assessment, and research and evaluation methodology. He has been instrumental in restructuring K-12 schools through the Charter Schools and the Accelerated Schools reform models. He currently serves as a founding board of trustees member and officer on three non-profit charter school boards. These boards have created nine start-up charter schools (serving over 3,000 children): two are in the Los Angeles Unified School District—The Accelerated Schools and The Inner City Education Foundation (for the View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter Schools)—and one is in Pomona—The School of Arts and Enterprise.


Marguerite Ann Snow

Professor of Education; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4373

E-mail: asnow@calstatela.edu

Dr. Snow teaches in the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at CSULA. Her areas of interest are English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching methods; content-based instruction; and immersion and bilingual education. Dr. Snow has conducted training workshops for English teachers in Japan, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia, Brazil, Romania and Pakistan. She has published in TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, and The Modern Language Journal. She was also co-author of Content-based Second Language Instruction and co-editor of The Multicultural Classroom: Readings for Content Area Teachers. In 1989, she received, along with her co-authors, the Pimsleur Award from the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL), for the best research study in foreign language education.