Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis is a Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Literacy and Reading Education. Rosario joined the Department in 2001 after completing her doctorate in Education with a Concentration in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ordoñez-Jasis’ primary scholarly interests are framed within the socio-cultural-political contexts of literacy and learning. Over the last 20 years she has worked with teachers, parents, and administrators to reveal how language, identity, and culture impact school-based and community-based literacy practices. Most recently Rosario has presented her applied research at national and international conferences, and published in journals such as Journal of Latinos and Education, Language Arts, Urban Education, Young Exceptional Children, Multicultural Perspectives, and the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. Additionally, Dr. Ordoñez-Jasis has collaborated with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) to allow the research on community engagement and multiliteracies widely available for teachers and other educators through open online forums. Rosario teaches courses in early literacy, biliteracy development, and literacy and learning in the academic disciplines. She is highly involved with first-generation college students and works with units across campus to develop programs to improve their transition, retention, and persistence.
- Ph.D. Education with a Concentration in Language, Literacy and Culture,UC Berkeley
- M.A. Education with a Concentration in Language, Literacy and Culture, UC Berkeley
- B.A. Psychology and Chicano Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Select Scholarly and Creative Activities
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R. & Dunsmore, K. Herrera, G., Ochoa, C., Diaz, L. & Rios, E. (2016). Developing curriculum that engages Latino/a students’ diverse literacy practices. Journal of Latinos and Education, 16 (1).
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Summer Reflection: Remodeling Your Approach to Assessment, NCTEonAir Discussions, June 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYe6H5n5o0E
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R. (2015). A symphony of words: Constructing literacy learning through family knowledge. Invited Keynote Speaker at the New Mexico State Annual Kidd Literacy Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico. https://ci.nmsu.edu/files/2013/07/NMSUStudentFacultyFlyerKIDD2015.jpg
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R. (2013). The power and potential of literacy practices in Latino households and communities: Mapping and teacher critical inquiry. Invited Featured Speaker at the annual conference of the National Conference on Family Literacy, Louiseville, Ky. https://ed.psu.edu/goodling-institute/research/2013-ncfl-conference-proceedings
- Dunsmore, K., Ordoñez-Jasis, R., & Herrera, G. (2013). Welcoming their worlds: Rethinking literacy instruction through community mapping. Language Arts, 90 (5), 327-338. http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/LA/0905-may2013/LA0905Welcoming.pdf
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R. & Myck-Wayne, J. (2012). Community mapping in action: Uncovering learning resources for young children and their families. Young Exceptional Children, 15 (3), 31-44.
- Jasis, P. & Ordoñez-Jasis, R. (2012). Latino parent involvement examining commitment and empowerment in schools. Urban Education, 47 (1), 65-89. http://parented.wdfiles.com/local–files/latino/Latino%20Parent%20Involvement.pdf
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R & Jasis, P. (2011). Mapping literacy, mapping lives: Teachers exploring the sociopolitical context of literacy and learning. Multicultural Perspectives, 13 (4), 189-196.
- Ordoñez-Jasis, R., Flores, S. & Jasis, P. (2010). En confianza: Co-constructing professional strength and voice with Latina early childhood educators. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 31(1), 1-16.
Select Professional Service and Community Engagement
- CSUF Abrego Future Scholars, Faculty Chair
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Creating bridges to Interactive Read Alouds through Community Engagement. Two day professional development workshop for teachers and administrators at the Blackwater Community School, Coolidge, Arizona
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Increasing literacy motivation & performance by designing instruction that engages the whole child. Three day professional development workshop for teachers and administrators at the Navajo Starr School, Flagstaff, Arizona
- Head Start-State Preschool-Early Head Start, Los Angeles County Office of Education
- Achieving Comprehensive Excellence (ACE) Initiative, Literacy Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
- Rowland Unified School District, Teacher Professional Development on Community Mapping
- El Rancho Unified School District, Family Literacy Workshops, Pico Rivera, CA