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Carol Robinson-Zañartu, Ph.D

Dr. Carol Robinson-Zañartu is Professor Emerita, Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, where she served as department chair for 16 years and taught multiple classes in school psychology for some 30 years. Her work has been devoted to educational equity, with a strong commitment to and emphasis on culturally responsive work with Native American and Indigenous youth and multiple language learners, especially Spanish speakers. She also specialized in and taught classes on intervention-base dynamic assessment and mediated interventions, focusing on the development of critical thinking skills, their integration with cultural consistency and with Common Core Standards.

As professor emerita, she continues to write, engage in research, offer workshops and presentations, and to direct federal projects (grants) focused on issues of equity to support the professional preparation of school psychologists, speech language pathologists and school counselors.  She teaches the seminar on Native American and Indigenous issues in schools. She currently serves as CASP SIG Chair for Dual Language and School Psychology, is a member of the CASP Board of Directors, and a member of the Executive Board for the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology.


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