Jacqueline Rodio, Ed.D.

Jacqueline Rodio, Ed.D.

Jacqueline Rodio is the Director of Business Administration for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at the School of Education and Information Studies. In her role, Jacqueline overseas all aspects of administrative management and operations for the center.

Prior to her current role, Jacqueline served as an Associate Director of Program Services at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. She was responsible for overseeing all aspects of program management and day-to-day operations related to the Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Finance programs. Early in her career, she served as Patient Billing and Customer Service Manager for a $5.8 billion national clinical lab. She assisted senior management in strategic planning, development, and leadership as well as day-to-day operations of the company’s San Diego office.

Jacqueline holds a Doctor of Education from University of Southern California, a Master of Science degree in Global Leadership from University of San Diego School of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from California State University, San Marcos, and a certificate in Project Management from University of San Diego.

Angela James, Ph.D.

Dr. James is a seasoned scholar, sociologist, consultant, and ardent community organizer/activist who has devoted her professional life studying poverty and inequality and her personal life to working to eradicate it. She most recently was the Deputy Director at the Los Angeles Community Action Network, a local civil rights organization. She was a faculty member in African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and is returning home to UCLA after previously serving in a leadership role at Graduate Division at UCLA.

Joseph Bishop, Ph.D.

Dr. Bishop has held a number of state and national educational leadership positions with the Learning Policy Institute, the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign with the Schott Foundation for Public Education, Opportunity Action, the Coalition for Teaching Quality, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. He was formerly a governor-appointed member of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) and served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Teaching Quality. Dr. Bishop has been featured in a number of digital and print media sources, including National Public Radio, the Washington Post, Ed Source and Education Week.

His scholarship explores the relationship between education policy and its impact on educational equity, racial justice and social justice efforts on topics including community schools, early childhood education, teacher shortages and teacher professional learning, school finance, school climate and school discipline reform.

Dr. Bishop earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lucrecia Santibanez, Ph.D.

Lucrecia Santibañez is an associate professor at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies. Her research focuses on how to improve teacher policy and school-level resource allocation to increase learning among vulnerable populations. Dr. Santibañez has conducted research in Mexico, Colombia, Laos, Mozambique, and the United States, and her work been published in both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking journals, including Economics of Education ReviewTeachers College Record, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and the International Journal of Educational Development. Before coming to GSEIS, she was an associate professor at the Claremont Graduate School, an education economist at the RAND Corporation, and professor of public policy at CIDE in Mexico City. She received a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University.

Tyrone C. Howard, Ph.D.

Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. In addition to CTS, Dr. Howard is also director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, which is a campus-wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for the California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the founder of the UCLA Black Male Institute. Professor Howard’s research examines equity, culture, race, teaching and learning.