Cristina Gonzalez

Job title: 
Professor, School of Education, UC Davis
Bio/CV: 

Research Interests

Education Policy and Governance; Educational Leadership; Graduate education issues; Hispanic culture; History of Latinos in the U.S.; History of higher education; History of the University of California; Minority leadership issues; Status of the Spanish language in the U.S.; Undergraduate education issues; Women’s leadership issues

Education

Ph.D., Spanish – Indiana University, Bloomington – 1981

Select Publications

  • “Undergraduate Research, Graduate Mentoring, and the University’s Mission,” SCIENCE, 293, 5335 (2001), pp. 1624-1626.
  • “The Role of the Graduate School in Interdisciplinary Programs: The University of California, Davis, Budget Model, ” THE COMMUNICATOR, 36, 5 (2003), pp. 1,2 & 4.
  • “Graduate Education and the Diversity Debate,” THE COMMUNICATOR, 35, 4 (2002), pp. 1, 2 & 7.
  • “Speaking a Language of Color: A Personal Reflection on the Rise of Spanish,” THE HISPANIC OUTLOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 13, 16 (2003), pp. 24-26.
  • “The Baby Who Did Matter: Work-Life Balance in the Academy,” WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 13, 8 (2004), pp. 1-2.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, University of California, Davis, 2002-2004
  • Dean of Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis, 1997-2002
  • Chair, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993-1997

Current Activities and Service

  • Member of the University of California President’s Advisory Committee on Family-Friendly Policies for Ladder Faculty, 2004-
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Center for Innovation and Research on Graduate Education, University of Washington, 2002-
  • Member of the University of California Work Group on Faculty Diversity, 2004-2005
  • Vice Chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Evaluation Team for the University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003-2005
  • Member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Evaluation Team for the Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2002, 2004
  • Chair of the Search Committee for the Director of the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States, 2002-2003
  • Member of the University of California Review Committee for the Institute for Mexico and the United States, the Linguistic Minority Institute and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, 2001-2002
  • Chair of the University of California Council of Graduate Deans, 2001-2002; Vice Chair, 2000-2001; Member, 1997-2000
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Association of Graduate Schools, 2001-2002
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee on Minorities in Graduate Education, Council of Graduate Schools, 2001-2002; Member, 2000-2001
  • Co-Chair, with Debra Stewart, Diversity and Inclusiveness Project, Council of Graduate Schools/Peterson’s, 2001-2002
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Council of Graduate Schools, 2001-2002
  • Member of the Council of Graduate Schools/Peterson’s Award for Innovation in Promoting an Inclusive Graduate Community Committee, 2001-2002
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Council of Graduate Schools, 2000-2002
  • Member of the University of California Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs, 2000-2001
  • Member of the University of California Academic Planning Council, 2000-2002
  • Member of the Steering Committee, National Science Foundation First Women in Engineering Leadership Conference, Winter Park, Colorado, October 11-15, 2000
  • Member of the Humanities and Arts Dissertation Awards Committee, Council of Graduate Schools and University Microfilms Incorporated, 1999-2000
  • Member of the University of California-Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de México Advisory Committee, 1998-2002
  • Member of the Committee on Committees, Council of Graduate Schools, 1998-1999

Courses Taught at UC Davis

  • EDU 292 (Graduate Seminar: Philosophy of Higher Education)
  • EDU 226 (Culture and Social Organization of Higher Education)
  • EDU 130 (Issues in Higher Education)
  • FRS 001 (Freshman Seminar: The University: A User’s Manual)
  • SPA 224 (Muslims, Jews, Indians, Cannibalism and Gold: The Formation of the Spanish “Black Legend”)
  • SPA 141 (Spanish Culture)
  • SPA 100 (Principles of Hispanic Literature and Criticism)
  • FRS 001 (Freshman Seminar: Anglos and Latinos: A Tale of Two Empires)
  • FRS 002 (Freshman Seminar: Anglos, Latinos, and the Spanish “Black Legend”)

CONTACT

(530) 754-7988

Publications

Cristina González; Liliana Pedraja
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2015
Cristina González; Xinpei Zhang
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2014
Cristina González; Funie Hsu
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2014
Cristina González; Yamin Liu; Xiaoling Shu
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2012
Cristina González
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2010
Cristina Gonzalez
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2010
Cristina González
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2007
Cristina Gonzalez
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2007