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Heidi Stevenson

Associate Professor


Phone: 209.946.2681
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Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Education: Teaching and Learning, 2004

M.A. in Ed., Chapman University Education: Curriculum and Instruction, 2001

B.A., University of California, Davis Psychology, 1995

"School was never like this" was graffiti I spotted scrawled on the streets of San Francisco.

With the current emphasis on standardized testing to determine if schools are effective and if students are learning in K-12 education, seeing this graffiti affirms my vision of what schools should and could be like. I am committed to model teaching for pre-service educators and conduct educational research that supports students of all ages and diverse backgrounds in leading successful lives in and outside of school.  Whether teaching elementary school or college students, I engage them in higher-level thinking and decision-making in order to provide students with ownership of, and enthusiasm for, their education.

In the educational technology courses I teach at Pacific, computers are not used as glorified worksheets nor is technology seen as a standalone subject. The students and I co-create a vision that understands technology as a tool to be integrated across all areas of a culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum in an effort to promote the synthesis and application of knowledge.

My current research interests lie in the growing field of social and emotional learning and culturally responsive and sustaining teaching practices. I believe that if teachers value incorporating culturally responsive and sustaining teaching practices and managing their own emotions, they can better assist students in developing social-emotional learning. Gaining insights into how emotions and corresponding knowledge of neuroscience may affect interactions with themselves and others, students are prepared to excel in academic, occupational, social, and personal arenas. I feel that providing a culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum that develops higher-level thinking skills and supports social and emotional learning in students of all ages, will contribute not only to the well-being of students as individuals but also to the success of society at large.


  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Culturally Sustaining Teaching Practices
  • Attachment Theory and Behavior Management
  • Teacher Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Professional Development of Educators
  • EDUC 195 BA Pedagogical Seminar: Moral and Ethical Issues in Education
  • EPSY  121 BA Learner-Centered Concerns (Educational Psychology & Development)
  • EDUC 140 BA/MEd Transformational Teaching & Learning (Educational Psychology & Development)
  • EDUC 141 BA/MEd Transformational Teaching and Learning Practicum
  • EDUC 152 BA/MEd Teaching Mathematics
  • EDUC 130 BA/MEd Technologically Enhanced Learning Environments
  • CURR 130 BA/MEd Teaching and Assessment
  • CURR 153 BA/MEd Adolescent Development
  • CURR 295 BA/MEd Middle School Curriculum
  • EDUC 209 MA/MEd Curriculum Theory
  • EDUC 322 EdD Qualitative Design/Methods
  • EDUC 302 EdD Issues in Teacher Education (Doctoral Seminar)
  • EDUC 352 EdD Applied Inquiry I  (Beginning Doctoral Course)
  • EDUC 391 EdD Issues in Technology and Education (Doctoral Seminar)

Editorial Assignments
Associate Editor
Teacher Education Quarterly, October 2017- Present
I have served as an editorial board member since 2010 and support the Editor, Mary Christianakis, in strategizing providing a powerful presence for the journal and attracting innovative authors.  The acceptance rate is approximately 10%.  

Guest Co-Editor for Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices.
Special Issue in Teacher Education Quarterly with Nancy Markowitz 
Fall 2019

Guest Co-Editor for STEM Special Issue in Issues in Teacher Education with Babette Benken
STEM Education: Educating Teachers for a New World. Issues in Teacher Education. 23(1) 

Editor of CCNews
Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education, Winter 2008- Winter 2013
This is the organization's quarterly newsletter. My responsibilities include recruiting stories, obtaining photos, working with authors, and proofreading the final copy.  I work closely with the organization's Executive Secretary to ensure that work is completed by deadlines.  

Elected Editorial Board Member
Teacher Education Quarterly, Spring 2010 -Present  

Journal Review Board
Issues in Teacher Education, Fall 2007 - Present  

Leadership Responsibilities in Professional Organizations Conference Chair,  
California Council on Teacher Education Fall 2019 Conference on Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching

California Council on Teacher Education Fall 2019 Conference on Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching
Proposal accepted to Chair the conference and have arranged for Zaretta Hammond to be the keynote speaker.                

Vision and Communications Committee                 
California Council on Teacher Education, Spring 2012-2015   

California Council on Teacher Education Conference Co-Chair with Pamela A. Redmond
Spring 2009- Spring 2010 Selected by the CCTE President to be co-chair for Spring 2010 Conference of the California Council on Teacher Education.  Glen Bull, Joel Colbert, Punya Mishra, Mario Kelly, and Judi Harris were speakers whom we recruited and worked with to plan the conference.  

Elected Board Member
California Council on Teacher Education, March 2007 - March 2009  

Coordinator of Technology Special Interest Group
California Council on Teacher Education, March 2005- 2014  

Coordinator of Social Justice Special Interest Group
California Council on Teacher Education, March 2007-March 2008  

Conference Planning Committee Member
California Council on Teacher Education, January 2005-March 2010


AERA, Div K Post-Tenure Pathways Pre-Conference Seminar
April 2019 I applied for and was accepted to participate in this Teacher Education session at the 2019 AERA conference in Toronto, Canada.   

National Technology Leadership Summit,
January 2010 Invitee to this summit which brings together national leaders from educational associations, as well as editors of educational technology journals, directors of non-profit foundations, federal policymakers, and corporate representatives. Recommendations and guidelines emerging from the summit are published in a range of educational technology journals and are featured on the programs of educational conferences. The goal is to accelerate the meaningful impact of digital technologies in education for the 21st century.  

AERA Editor's Mentoring Session, Spring 2004 
A manuscript I wrote was chosen for mentoring assistance by top tier journal editor Lynne Schrum of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.  She also chose to publish the revised manuscript in JRTE.  


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