California Treasures
California Tesoros


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California Treasures

Diane August, Ph.D.
Diane August is currently a research scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, as well as an educational consultant located in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is Co-Principal Investigator with the National Research and Development Center on English-Language Learners. She has worked for many years as an educational consultant in the areas of literacy, program improvement, evaluation and testing, and federal and state education policy.


Donald R. Bear, Ph.D.
Donald Bear is Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Director, E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of Words Their Way, Words Their Way with English Learners, and California Treasures: Glencoe Literature. Read more about Dr. Bear by clicking here.

Find out more from Dr. Bear about: Vocabulary Development


Janice A. Dole, Ph.D.
Janice Dole is Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah. Her research includes comprehension instruction, professional development, and school reform in reading. She has published widely and has worked in educational reform in Estonia and Lithuania. Read more about Dr. Dole by clicking here.


Jana Echevarria, Ph.D.
Jana Echevarria is a Professor of Special Education at California State University, Long Beach. Her experience includes elementary and secondary teaching, special education, English as a second language, and bilingual programs. Dr. Echevarria's research and publications focus on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters, written and produced several videotapes, and co-authored several books. Read more about Dr. Echevarria by clicking here.


Douglas Fisher, Ph.D.: California Treasures
Douglas Fisher is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at San Diego State University. He is also Director of the award-winning City Heights Educational Pilot, a project for improving urban adolescent literacy. Dr. Fisher has published many articles on reading and literacy and has coauthored Improving Adolescent Literacy: Strategies That Work.

Find out more from Dr. Fisher about: Differentiated Instruction


David J. Francis, Ph.D.
Dr. David J. Francis is a Professor of Quantitative Methods and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston, where he also serves as director of the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics. He has authored or co-authored over 90 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is a Fellow of Division 5 (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics) of the American Psychological Association.


Vicki L. Gibson, Ph.D.
Vicki Gibson has been teaching students, training teachers, writing curriculum, and directing instruction since 1975. She is the owner and director of Longmire Learning Center, Inc. (LLC), is the co-owner of What Works With Kids (a publishing company for instructional materials), and previously taught and lectured at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gibson provides consultation and conducts workshops for parent groups, child-care providers, teachers, supervisors, and administrators. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters, and co-authored several books. Read more about Dr. Gibson by clicking here.


Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.
Jan Hasbrouck is an educational consultant, teacher trainer, and researcher, and recently served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Reading Initiative. Her research in areas of fluency, coaching and consultation, and second language learners has been widely published. She is the author of The Reading Coach: A How-to Manual for Success and provides educational consulting to schools, districts, and governmental agencies in several countries. Read more about Dr. Hasbrouck by clicking here.


Scott G. Paris, Ph.D.: California Treasures
Scott Paris is a Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan and Chair of the graduate program in Psychology. His research has focused on cognitive development, reading, metacognition, and self-regulated learning. He has created educational materials and has worked with teachers to design instruction and assessment that promote literacy learning. Dr. Paris has published 10 books and more than 100 book chapters and research articles. Read more about Dr. Paris by clicking here.


Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D.: California Treasures
Tim Shanahan is Professor of Urban Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and director of the UIC Center for Literacy. His research focuses on the relationship of reading and writing, school improvement, the assessment of reading ability, and family literacy. Dr. Shanahan has published more than 100 books, chapters, and articles on reading and writing and received numerous awards for his research and work in education. Read more about Dr. Shanahan by clicking here.


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Elva Dúran, Ph.D.
Elva Dúran is a Professor at California State University, Sacramento, specializing in special and general education. She was responsible for developing an entire teaching course in teaching Spanish reading for teachers in both general and special education. Dr. Dúran’s most recent publications include: Systematic Instruction in Reading for Spanish-Speaking Students, the third edition of Teaching English Learners in Inclusive Classrooms and Leamos Español, a systematic and explicit Spanish-reading curriculum.


Jana Echevarria, Ph.D.
Jana Echevarria is Professor, Educational Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, and principal Researcher, National Research and Development Center of English Language Learners. She is the author of Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model. Read more about Dr. Echervarria by clicking here.


David J. Francis, Ph.D.
Dr. David J. Francis is a Professor of Quantitative Methods and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston, where he also serves as director of the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics. He has authored or co-authored over 90 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is a Fellow of Division 5 (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics) of the American Psychological Association.


Irma M. Olmedo, Ph.D.
Dr. Irma Olmedo is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on young children’s bilingual and metalinguistic development, sociolinguistic characteristics of blinlingualism, and elements of Latino cultures in the United States. She is currently involved in researching educational dimensions of immigration controversies in the United States and the education of immigrants from an international perspective.


Gilberto D. Soto, Ph.D.
Dr. Gilberto Soto is a Professor at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, where his research interests include early childhood and elementary bilingual and multicultural music education. He has collected, transcribed, arranged and composed many Hispanic early music education songs, as well as transcribed and compiled a comprehensive bilingual list of well-known American children’s songs. He is the author of the two Spanish songbooks, Fiesta de Canciones and Spotlight on Music.


Josephina Vilamil Tinajero, Ph.D.
Josephina Vilamil Tinajero is a nationally recognized authority, researcher, and speaker in the field of elementary bilingual education. She is current President of the National Association of Bilingual Educators and directs numerous outreach projects that address minority population issues, as well as several programs sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education. She is Dean of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and is a consultant to school districts and universities throughout the United States. Read more about Dr. Tinajero by clicking here.
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