Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Tristan Gleason Education Drs. Rouhollah Aghasaleh and Tristan Gleason have been named the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) Editors and Presidents of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory for 2025-2030. 
JCT is recognized as one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Curriculum Studies. Notably, JCT is closely associated with the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, a gathering that has fostered dialogues among theorists, practitioners, scholars, and cultural workers since 1969. Both the journal and the conference operate under the Foundation for Curriculum Theory, reinforcing their commitment to diverse perspectives and innovative approaches in curriculum theory.


Submitted: April 12, 2024

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from Weber State University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, successfully presented at the 2024 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference. The interactive scenario planning session entitled, "Using Nudge Theory to Explore Teacher Educator Practices That Prioritize DEI in Ideologically Diverse Contexts" took place on February 16 in Denver, CO. 

Submitted: March 25, 2024

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh is engaged in collaboration as a co-PI alongside Katie Whiteside (PI), within the scope of a recently awarded Leonardo Da Vinci grant totaling $15,000. This collaboration involves partnerships with Redwood Empire Public Television, Kinetic Universe, the Redwood Discovery Museum, Humboldt County Library, and Hoopa Nation.

The project is centered around the facilitation of workshops tailored for educators and communities, aimed at providing avenues for the promotion of hands-on activities. These workshops seek to cultivate creativity and innovation specifically targeting rural youth.

Submitted: March 16, 2024

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from The Ohio State University and Lesley University, successfully organized, presented at, and facilitated the 30th annual Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) Annual Expert Class: Nodes of Literary Connection: How Culturally Diverse Imprints are Building Pathways for More Inclusive and Representative Children’s Literature. The session took place at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Columbus, OH, on November 18. The Expert Class featured experts from the field of children's publishing and explored how culturally diverse publishers and imprints are changing the landscape of inclusive representation in children’s literature.…;

Submitted: January 19, 2024

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from University of North Dakota, Weber State University, and University of Minnesota, presented a poster at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Columbus Ohio on November 18. The poster, Leveraging ChatGPT as a Node of Opportunity: Productive Collaboration with AI in YA Literature, was positively received. Recognizing that ChatGPT is at the forefront of conversations in English Education, we shared strategies for using this technology to engage students in literacy experiences and explore the benefits of strategically incorporating AI into the classroom in both a pedagogically beneficial and ethical way. 


Submitted: December 11, 2023

Staff Dr. Kimberly Vincent-Layton Education Dr. Kimberly Vincent-Layton, Megan Eberhardt-Alstot, and Dr. Brett Christie (Alchemy) presented a workshop on Realizing and Applying Agreements for Self-Care in Academe at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate Conference in Washington, DC on October 25, 2023. The capacity to construct a caring learning environment begins with educator well-being. The educational climate continues to be one of uncertainty–with educators at the center–meeting the needs of students, institutions, and non-professional responsibilities. This session is based on the Toltec's Four-Agreements and Warm Demander Pedagogy to reaffirm educators in what makes them joyful as professionals.  OLC Blog Post 

Submitted: November 14, 2023

Faculty Shay Konradsdottir, Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Shay Konradsdottir (student- Computer Science and Molecular Biology) and Rouhollah Aghasaleh (faculty- Education) presented a paper, Rural Education's Impact on Children's Perceptions of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in Public Services, at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference. 

Submitted: November 13, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Amy Sprowles, Corrina Wells Education Rouhollah Aghasaleh (Education), Amy Sprowles (Biological Sciences), and Corrina Wells (DHSI) presented a study, “Indigenizing First-Year College Experience Through Place-Based STEM Disciplines”, that focused on indigenous scientific knowledge integration in Place-Based Learning Communities at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference.

Some of the goals of the study:

  • Understand students' evolving perceptions of indigenous scientific knowledge.
  • Examine challenges and solutions for knowledge synthesis.
  • Inform curriculum development for inclusivity.
  • Develop institutional recommendations for support.


Submitted: November 13, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Aghasaleh's commentary Whose Science is of the Most Worth? Making a Case for Problem Posing Instead of Problem Solving was published as a chapter in Navigating Elementary Science Teaching and Learning: Cases of Classroom Practices and Dilemmas (Part of the book series: Springer Texts in Education) edited by Sophia Jeong, Lynn A. Bryan, Deborah J. Tippins, Chelsea M. Sexton.

This book includes cases that feature dilemmas embedded in rich narrative stories that characterize the lives of science teachers, and by extension, their students. The case-based pedagogy serves as a tool for discussion, critique, and research practice.

Submitted: October 2, 2023

Faculty Libbi Miller, Kimberly Coy Education Libbi Miller (Education) along with Kimberly Coy of Fresno State University (Literacy, Bilingual and Special Education) published the article Co-Teaching in a Digital World in the Journal of Education Technology Systems. 

Submitted: September 29, 2023

Faculty Libbi Miller, Heather Ballinger, Ryder Dschida, Jack Barreillis Education Drs. Libbi Miller and Heather Ballinger (Education) along with Ryder Dschida (History) and Jack Barreillis (Northern Humboldt Union High School District) received the US Department of Education American History and Civics Grant ($2.4M). In this project, Cal Poly Humboldt and TK-12 school partners will serve a three year cohort of 50 California educators from Humboldt, Del Norte and San Diego Counties and 10 teacher candidates per year by providing training and support to implement evidence-based approaches that encourage innovative history and civics education.

Submitted: September 29, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner (Education) recently published a chapter entitled Chasing lines of flight: Using post-intentional phenomenology for educational research in J. DeHart (Ed.), Phenomenological Studies in Education (pp. 1-21). IGI Global.

Submitted: September 25, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner (Education) and her colleagues, Dr. Megan M. Van Deventer (Weber State University) and Laura Lemanski, ABD (University of Minnesota, MCAD) recently published a chapter entitled Teaching guide: Children’s literature resource file for teaching Children’s Literature to undergraduates in Smith, P., Devi, G., & S. Weaver, S. (Eds.), Teaching Equity through Children's Literature. Routledge.

Submitted: September 25, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh facilitated a pre-conference (NARST 2023) workshop at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago on “Dismantling Systemic Inequalities in Indigenous STEM Education”, sponsored by Indigenous Scientific Knowledge Research Interest Group (ISK-RIG).


Sharon Nelson-Barber-WestEd, USA

Rouhollah Aghasaleh- California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, CA, USA

Megan Bang- Northwestern University, IL, USA

Pauline Chinn- University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, HI, USA

Josiah Hester- Northwestern University, IL, USA

Julie Robinson- University of North Dakota, ND, USA

Linda Tuhiwai Smith- Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand

Bhaskar Upadhyay- University of Minnesota, MN, USA

David Zandvliet- Simon Fraser University, Canada

Submitted: April 17, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh delivered a keynote address at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Philosophical Studies in Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting in Chicago on Friday April 14, 2023.

Submitted: April 17, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner and her colleagues, Dr. Megan M. Van Deventer (Weber State University) and Laura Lemanski, ABD (University of Minnesota, MCAD) recently presented their work "Innovative Collaboration: A (Co)Process Model for Teacher Educator Collectives" at the 75th Annual National Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE 2023).

Submitted: February 28, 2023

Faculty Sara Sterner, Amy Conley Education Dr. Sara Sterner and Amy Conley received a grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to support a dyslexia awareness program. The program will provide professional development for literacy educators, program leads, and supervisors, and will shape curriculum/assignment redesign of literacy coursework in the School of Education to include: 1) Dyslexia awareness, 2) Research-based screening procedures, and 3) multisensory phonics instruction. The program will be implemented with the help of various School of Education faculty, program leads, and supervisors.

Submitted: September 1, 2022

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education

Assistant Professor Rouhollah Aghasaleh's chapter "Culturally Relevant Mentorship in Motion" has been published in Routledge's volume "Philosophical Mentoring in Qualitative Research
Collaborating and Inquiring Together".

Edited By Kelly W. Guyotte, Jennifer R. Wolgemuth

Submitted: March 2, 2022

Faculty AmyK Conley Education

Dr. AmyK Conley published "Imagining the Future of California Literacy Instruction " in the September issue of California English.

Submitted: November 29, 2021

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education

Sara K. Sterner (Education) was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Children's Literature Assembly Board. The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English is a professional community of children’s literature enthusiasts who advocate the centrality of literature in children’s academic and personal lives.

Submitted: November 24, 2021