Veronica Garcia Garza, EdD

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Interest

Culturally relevant practices, critical pedagogy, critical literacy, social justice, juvenile justice, equity; Co-author of Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools

Why USD?

Teaching in the online program allowed me to engage with more students pursuing graduate studies, just on a different platform. I also appreciate working with students across the country who bring different experiences and passions in education!

Advice for Future Students?

Try not to get overwhelmed with the fast pace of courses. Enjoy the flexibility of the program and enjoy the unique opportunities to work with peers who are also working towards strengthening their educational knowledge and skills.

Favorite quote?

“Reading the world always precedes reading the word, and reading the word implies continually reading the world” – Paulo Freire

Anything else about yourself?

I enjoy spending time with my husband, two young boys, and the rest of my family. I was born in Visalia, Calif., and take pride in being from the Central Valley.