Rebecca Joseph

Rebecca Joseph is 2016 LA County Unsung Hero
Charter College of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Office Location: KH A2025

 

Teaching Interests

I teach multiple classes in our secondary teacher education credential program, including Secondary Teaching Methods, Classroom Management, Student Teaching Seminar, Advanced Methods, and more. I also teach undergraduate reading and writing classes. I believe all students deserve high quality teachers and strong college and career options.

Research

I am very interested in promoting college access, reducing college remediation rates, building grit in college students, preparing highly effective urban teachers, and helping students write powerful college application essays.

Awards

2016 Unsung Hero of LA Country. California Community Foundation. Award for my work promoting K-20 educational access by training urban teachers and promoting college access and success. http://calfund.org/centennial/laheroes/

2016 Cal State LA Distinguished Woman. California State University, Los Angeles. Award for ongoing work on and off campus supporting high quality educational access and success. http://csulauniversitytimes.com/6753/news/twelve-distinguished-women-honored-at-annual-awards-ceremony/

2017 Cal State LA Faculty Member of the Week. 

Publication and Presentations

I am a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and give presentations around the country on college access related topics. Some sample publications and presentations include:

Joseph, Rebecca. (2016, September 29). Five Tips for Forlorn College Freshman. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/five-tips-for-forlorn-col_b_12240128.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2016, May 2). May Junior College Readiness Tips. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/may-junior-college-readiness-tips_b_9814610.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2016, February 1). February Junior College Readiness Tips. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/february-junior-college-r_b_9128060.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2015, December 15). Deferred Not Defeat. Western Association of College Admissions Counseling Blog. Retrieved from https://www.wacac.org/5504-2/

Joseph, Rebecca. (2015, November 5). Look Forward In College Application Essays. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/look-forward-in-college-a_b_8476404.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2015, March 8). March Into College Readiness. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/march-into-college-readin_b_6827416.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2015, March 5). Spring Into Powerful College Visits. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/spring-into-powerful-college-visits_b_6810316.html

Joseph, Rebecca (2015, February 24). Spring Into a Strong Senior Year Schedule. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/spring-into-a-strong-senior-year-schedule_b_6738986.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2015, February 9). Surviving the winter waiting game. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/surviving-the-winter-wait_b_6641058.html

Joseph, Rebecca. (2014, December 20). Accepted, rejected, deferred: Holiday recommendations for high school seniors. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/accepted-rejected-deferre_b_6360426.html

Joseph, Rebecca (2014, December 12). Walking the deferral tightrope. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/walking-the-deferral-tightrope_b_6318534.html

Joseph, R., Jaurez, S, Beltan, J, and Popewitz, L. (2014). Let the seventeen year old voice emerge: Strategies to help students write powerful college application essays. WACAC. San Jose.

Joseph, R. (2014). Dr. Rad’s legacy will last forever. WACAC Conversations. http://wacac.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/dr-rads-legacy-will-last-forever/

Joseph, R. (2014, April 3).  5 Ways to move from college rejection to acceptance. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/time-to-move-from-college-rejection-to-acceptance_b_5080973.html

Joseph, R. (2014, April 1).  Don’t wait to try to get off a college waitlist. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/dont-wait-to-try-to-get-o_b_5066027.html

Joseph, R. (2014, March 29). March madness for college admissions decisions. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/march-madness-for-college_1_b_5056147.html

Joseph, R (2014, March 17). A spoonful of sugar for waiting college applicants. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/a-spoonful-of-sugar-for-waiting-college-applicants_b_4979468.html

Joseph, R. (2014, March 10). We must inoculate against senioritis. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/we-must-inoculate-senioritis_b_4935709.html

Joseph, R., Cullen, R, Dahl, M, and Sanders. E. (2013). Joseph, R. (2013). Communicating their stories. Strategies to Help Students Write Powerful College Application Essays, NACAC. Toronto.

Joseph, R. (2013). College Application Essays as Counter Narratives: Strategies for helping students write uniquely empowering college and scholarship essays. East Side Stories, Roosevelt High School, LAUSD.

Joseph, R. (2013). Let your children live in college forms. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/let-your-children-live-in_b_3276853.html.

Joseph, R. (2013). Making lemons out of college  admissions notification. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/making-lemonade-out-of-co_b_2975843.html

Joseph, R. (2013). What's in a name? Helping high school seniors choose the right college. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/whats-in-a-name-helping-h_b_2953066.html

Joseph, R. (2013). March madness for college admissions acceptances. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/march-madness-for-college_b_2870149.html.

Joseph, R. (2013). Spring into great college visits. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/great-college-visits_b_2855355.html

Joseph, R. (2013). A new world for college applicants. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/a-new-world-for-college-a_b_2623184.html

Joseph, R., Jaurez, S, Beltan, J, and Popewitz, L. (2013). Communicating their stories. Helping student write powerful college application essays. WACAC. Costa Mesa.

Joseph, R., Cullen, R, and Hill, J. (2013). Telling their stories. Helping students write powerful college application essays. National Partnership of Educational Access. Boston.

Joseph, R. (2012). Nine tips for turning freshman blues around. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/turning-freshmen-blues-ar_b_2334259.html

Joseph, R. (2012). A broken pipeline in dire need of repairs. The  Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/disadvantaged-students-college-_b_1905458.html

Joseph, R. (2012). Thank you, Mr. Seigman. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/thank-you-mr-sigmund_b_1501681.html

Joseph, R. (2012). Strive for A’s not D’s. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/strive-for-as-not-ds_b_1436335.html

Joseph, R. (2012). Lessons from a Potential Lemon. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/lessons-from-a-potential-_b_1333623.html

Joseph, R. (2012). Ending Bad Teaching: Releasing Teachers’ Test Scores is a Red Herring. The Huffington Post.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/teacher-test-scores-release_b_1300705.html

Joseph, R. (2012). “Adult Education Saved My Life”: An Argument in Favor of Preserving Adult Education Programs in Los Angeles. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/adult-education-la_b_1248175.html

Joseph, R. with M. Castaneda. (2011). You will have to work ten times as hard: Reducing outreach and recruitment in times of economic crisis. Los Angeles: The Civil Rights Project. http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/college-access/diversity/the-csu-crisis-and-californias-future-authors-and-abstracts/crp-csu-crisis-ca-future-2011.pdf

Hafner, A., Joseph, R, & McCormick, J. (2010). College readiness for all: Assessing the impact of English professional development on teaching practice and student learning. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research. 6, 15-30.

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles 2005. Urban Schooling, Spencer Fellow; UC Accord Fellowship

M.A.T. Towson University, Baltimore, MD  1994. Secondary English Credential; Master of Arts in Teaching

B.A. Harvard University. 1985. American History and Literature

I also received a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension in 2010.

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