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Carolyn Bishop

  • Director of Elementary Education
  • Interim Director of Special Education
  • Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., University of California, Irvine and Los Angeles
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • Multiple Subject Credential, California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., California State University, Fullerton

Carolyn Bishop was born in Toronto Canada. Carolyn received her education in California and started her career in education as a sixth grade teacher. Her post baccalaureate education focused on curriculum, staff development, cognition, educational administration and online learning and thinking.

Carolyn Bishop is serving the Biola students as the Director of Elementary Education and interim...

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Luciano Cid

  • Assistant Professor

    Luciano Cid grew up in Argentina until he was thirteen years of age. It was then when his parents made the complex decision to immigrate to the United States in search of a better life for their children. At the beginning, Cid struggled both socially and academically, which was something he had never experienced before. With time, he began to be able to communicate using his second language...

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    Dennis Eastman

    • Associate Professor
    • Director, Secondary Education
    • Associate Director, Biola Youth Academics

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Biola University
    • B.A., Biola University

    Dennis Eastman spent 15 years serving in multiple roles in the field of education (Social Studies teacher, coach, Athletic Director and Director of Faculty Induction) before becoming the principal of Nova Academy Early College High School, in Santa Ana, California. During his tenure as principal, U.S. News and World Report recognized Nova Academy with a Bronze Medal ranking as one of the most...

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    Joyce Yang

    • Assistant Professor

    • Ed.D. in Education, California State University, Fullerton
    • M.S. in Education, Northwestern University
    • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

    Joyce Yang served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and director for nearly 20 years in  public schools across three states. She earned her doctorate from California State University, Fullerton where she conducted her dissertation research on female elementary school principals’ perceptions of work-life balance within their organizational and personal contexts. Yang has been a...

    Courses

    • Foundations of Education  
    • Introduction to Teaching 
    • Elementary Curriculum and Assessment  
    • Differentiation 
    • Secondary Curriculum
    • Assessment and Differentiation

    Research Interests

    • Women in school leadership
    • Growth and scope of the role of the principal

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    Tim Stranske

    • Professor and Faculty Emeritus

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Biola University
    • B.A., Biola University

    With more than 30 years in the Christian school movement, several years as a junior high and high school teacher and 28 years as an administrator, Tim Stranske has a wealth of experience in the education field. He was a principal, curriculum director and superintendent for four California Christian school systems. In addition, Stranske served Biola as an adjunct faculty member from 1982–87 and...

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    Lorelei Coddington

    • Associate Professor, Education

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
    • B.A., Biola University

    Lorelei Coddington has served in numerous roles such as classroom teacher, researcher, and curriculum consultant, which have enabled her to support teacher development through coursework taught at Biola University, Claremont Graduate University and Whittier College. She received her Doctor of Education from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. Coddington’s research examines teacher knowledge,...

    Courses

    • Educational inquiry
    • Mathematical discourse in the context of the Common Core
    • Models and strategies for teaching and learning
    • Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy: Mathematics and Science
    • Learning and Learners
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy: Language Arts with History-Social Science and visual and performing arts
    • Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methodology
    • Literacy Development in the Elementary Classroom
    • Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives in Education

    Research Interests

    • Teaching and learning contexts
    • Teacher cognition and identity — teacher knowledge, reflection and practice
    • Innovative designs for preservice teacher education and teacher professional development

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    June Hetzel

    • Dean, School of Education
    • Professor

    • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
    • B.A., Biola University

    June Hetzel, Ph.D., specializes in literacy processes and curriculum development. Hetzel has served in the roles of teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, writer, editor, consultant, and professor before becoming Dean of Biola's School of Education. She has served at school, district, and county levels, including four summer teaching overseas. Recent projects include co-editing a book...

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    Carolina Serna

    • Associate Professor

      Carolina Serna began her teaching career in 1991 in the Culver City Unified School District as a third grade bilingual teacher. Her teaching experience at the elementary level in rural, inner city and suburban settings, and at the university level continue to inform her teaching and research.

      Her areas of research include literacy development in sociocultural contexts, teacher preparation and...

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      Jenna Canillas

      • Associate Professor

      • Ph.D., University of California Riverside
      • M.A., Biola University
      • B.A., Bethel College

      Jenna Canillas specializes in the area of English learners and second language acquisition. Her professional roles have included professor, classroom teacher, District ELD Coach, Program Specialist for District English Learner Programs, Program Specialist for Gifted and Talented Education, and new teacher mentor as a BTSA support provider and academy instructor. She holds a M.A. in Applied...

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