Academic Staff

Academic Staff direct the Center's mission and programs

Academic Staff

Name Job title Department Role Research interests
Josefina Castillo Baltodano Founder and Executive Director, Executive Leadership Academy Academic Staff
Igor Chirikov Senior Researcher and SERU Consortium Director Academic Staff

Student Experience and Success, Learning Outcomes, Technology in Higher Education, International Comparative Higher Education

John Aubrey Douglass Senior Research Fellow Academic Staff
Gina Ann Garcia Interim Associate Director Professor, Berkeley School of Education Academic Staff
Lisa García Bedolla Interim Director Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Dean of the Graduate Division, Professor School of Education Academic Staff

Achievement Issues

At-Risk Youth

Bilingual Education

Cultural Studies

Democratic Education


Educational Equity

Ethnic Issues

Gender Equity

History of Education

Immigrant Issues



Anne MacLachlan Senior Research Associate and Visiting Scholars Coordinator Academic Staff