Dr. Pablo Jasis joined the Elementary and Bilingual Education Department in 2008, after teaching at University of California, Berkeley, Holy Names College, University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton. A former middle school teacher and community activist, he received his Master in Education from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. His scholarly interests include diversity in education, sociology of education, community empowerment, cultural studies, socio-linguistics and family participation in education, adult education/critical pedagogy, as well as migrant education. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Latinos in Education, Journal of Social Justice, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, the Berkeley Education Society, Project MUSE online, and The High School Journal. He also published in the P&G’s Avanzando and New Parent magazines and has regularly appeared as a community education expert for KMEX-Univision and KBBF Radio.
Dr. Jasis has presented regularly at AERA (American Educational Research Association), AESA (American Educational Studies Association), CABE-NABE, HEP/US Department of Education, as well as regional and local conferences as well as various school districts.