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Sherry Freeborn is a lecturer, university supervisor of teacher candidates, and co-coordinator of the Integrated Credential Program in the School of Education. She earned a M.A. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design at San Diego State University. She teaches Literacy, Teaching and Learning, Cultural Diversity and Schooling, and Foundations of Teaching as a Profession. Ms. Freeborn taught English and Humanities in grades 7-12 for 30 years before coming to CSUSM. She is a founding member of the CEHHS Lecturers’ Advisory Council.

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Heidi Waltz, ICP co-coordinator, adjunct lecturer in linguistics (LBST/CHASS). Dr. Waltz spent a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship year at Cal State University Long Beach in 1982 and earned both her B.A. in French (1984) and her M.A. in Linguistics (1986) at Cal State University Fullerton. Her interest in historical linguistics resulted in a Ph.D. degree in Indo-European Linguistics at University California Los Angeles (1993). She has published articles on historical syntax and presented talks on heritage language learning.

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Joni Kolman

Dr. Joni Kolman is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education. Her teaching focuses on educational foundations as well as teaching and learning in inclusive, learner-centered environments. Her scholarship is centrally concerned with teacher quality in high-need urban schools. Her recent work includes a multiple case study of how contextual factors shape the classroom instruction of experienced teachers; an exploratory study looking at the influence of new teacher certification policies on pre-service teachers enrolled in urban teacher preparation programs; and a mixed-methods longitudinal study examining an urban teacher residency program and its influence on teaching and learning.

Dr. Kolman joined CSUSM in 2016. Prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at City College of New York, CUNY. She taught in diverse communities in Toronto, Denver, and Boston before earning her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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