Urban Learning - Get Connected

Meet the Team

Calli Lewis Chiu

Dr. Calli Lewis Chiu

Director of the Urban Learning B.A.

Greetings! I was a public-school teacher for 11 years, first as an elementary art teacher, next as an art teacher for students with significant disabilities, then as a middle school special education teacher. I left teaching in 2010 to pursue a Ph.D. full-time and have been in higher education since 2013. I have been at Cal State Fullerton since 2018. We are so excited to welcome you to the program and support you along your journey to become an advocate who transforms education! Please reach out with any questions. I look forward to connecting with you!

Melissa Baez

Melissa Baez

Urban Learning Academic Advisor

Welcome! As your Urban Learning Academic Advisor, I am honored to partner with and guide you through your academic journey at Cal State Fullerton. I will be walking you through what classes to take each semester and am also someone who you can talk to when it comes to navigating through the ups and downs of the college experience. If you have any questions about the Urban Learning Major, please feel free to reach out to me at:

Email: mebaez@fullerton.edu

Phone: 657-278-7398

To learn more, please complete our Urban Learning Interest Form.
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Urban Learning Advisory Board

The advisory board oversees the program and is made up of faculty and staff from the College of Education.

Urban Learning - About Us

(From left: Dr. Nancy Watkins, Dr. Rosalinda Larios, Dr. Michelle Soto-Pena, Dr. Lisa Kirtman, Aimee Nelson, Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls, Jennifer Robles, Dr. Calli Lewis Chiu, Dr. Abigail Amoako Kayser, Dr. Gavin Tierney, Dr. Julian Jefferies, Not pictured: Dr. Kira Leekeenan and Melissa Baez)