I have recently been promoted to associate professor (early tenure and promotion) at the College of Education, California State University Sacramento. My research interests fall within the intersection of cognition, critical literacy, social justice pedagogy, and contemplative practices in education. One of my research agendas is to understand the critical role of compassionate reading comprehension in developing critical thinking, literacy, and civic engagement in children and young adults. I argue that compassion is an act of social justice. My works have been published in Reading & Writing Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and Journal of Social Studies Research, among others.

This profile was last updated on January 9, 2024

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