Faculty Spotlight: Reyes Quezada, PhD
Dr. Reyes Limon Quezada is the Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching. He writes and teaches on the topics of Cultural Proficiency in k-12 and higher Education, English Language Learners, Internationalization, K-12 Teacher Diversity Recruitment, Issues on Faculty of Color, and Family-School Community Engagement and Partnerships, and Action Research. Born in Jalisco, Mexico he came to the U.S. at the age of 7 and resided in Imperial County. He came to USD in 1999 from the University of Redlands and prior to that he taught at California State University, Stanislaus. He began his career as a 5th grade bilingual teacher, was a community college counselor, including being an Outdoor Education principal/coordinator.
Some of his co-authored published books include Teaching and supporting migrant children in our schools: A culturally proficient approach with Rowman & Littlefield, Internationalization of teacher education: Creating global competent teachers and teacher educators for the 21st. Century also with Reutledge, Family, school, community engagement and partnerships: An imperative for k-12, and colleges of education in the development of 21st century educators also with Reutledge, and Culturally proficient practice-Supporting educators of English learning students, with Corwin Press. He has also published over ten chapters, guest edited five journals, and has published over twenty articles including Teacher Education Quarterly, Teaching Education, Issues in Teacher Education, Multilingual Educator, Principal, School Community Journal and many more.
His current professional service includes being on multiple local, national and international boards including the Board of Directors of Real Journey Academies Charter School, the Board of Directors for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation-(CAEP), the Board of Directors-American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), he is the Chair of the International Council for the Education of Teachers (ICET), and former Commissioner and Chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-Committee on Accreditation (COA).
Professor and Chair of Department of Learning and Teaching
Ed.D. Ed. Northern Arizona University, Administration
Ed.S. Ed. Point Loma Nazarene College, Administration
M. Ed. University of San Diego, Counseling
B.A. San Jose State University, Liberal Studies
Quezada, R., Lindsey, R., & Lindsey, D. (July, 2012). Cultural proficiency Practice-Educating English learners. Corwin Press.
Quezada, R. (2012). Internationalization of teacher education: Creating global competent teachers and teacher educators for the 21st. Century. UK. Reutledge.
Published Book Chapters:
Quezada, R. (2010). Internationalization of teacher education: Creating global competent teachers and teacher educators for the 21st. Century. UK. Reutledge. (1-6 and 47-60).
Quezada, R., Lattimer, H., & Spencer, J. (2011). Opportunities and obstacles in action research as a pathway to developing as a practitioner researcher, in Part III. Practitioner Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Peter Lang Publishing Group, Frankfurt am Main Germany. (pg.183-200).