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San Diego State University

Joint PhD Program in Education

Karen Lafferty

Recently, Karen was selected for an Inamori Fellowship, an ATE Fellowship, AERA, and published in Multicultural Perspectives.

Paula Madrigal-Chinolla

Paula recently published in the Journal of Transborder Studies Research and Practice and was selected to present at ICSEI 2015.

Aaron Iffland

Aaron recently published in VISTAS and presented at ASHE.

Tom De La Garza

Tom recently published in Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Annie Nguyen

Annie recently published in Multicultural Perspectives.

Dr. Mae Chaplin

Dr. Chaplin recently joined the faculty at Sacramento State University.
    • SDSU Campus
      Learn more about the Joint PhD Program in Education.
    • Love Library
      Read our current newsletter and find out about  PhD program events.
    • Faculty Photo
      Discover the diverse research and teaching expertise of our faculty.
    • CGU Campus
      Learn more about SDSU and CGU.
    • Dissertations in the library
      Examine a list of dissertations completed by our graduates.
    • Professor in classroom
      Take a look at a sampling of courses offered in our program.

    Welcome to the internet home of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Education offered by San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. Here you will find information about the program, its cooperating universities and faculty, students and graduates, and news about upcoming events. Enjoy your visit!


    The mission of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Education offered by San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University is to develop scholars who are committed to research on democratic schooling, social justice and equal educational outcomes for all students, and the improvement of educational systems serving diverse communities. How can we develop schools and colleges that are more responsive to such communities? How can we make sense of the complexity of educational organizations, the communities they serve, and the environments in which they operate? If you are anxious to contribute to the knowledge base that supports creation of educational programs and systems that are more democratic and more effective, the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education offers the benefits of a large, comprehensive public university and a small private university with a transdisciplinary emphasis.

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