Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree Advisory Committees

Jan Abramovitz

Dr. Jan Abramovitz, faculty member

How is dance related to learning? Ask Dr. Jan Abramovitz, who studies arts education and kinesthetic learning.

Meet Professor Jan Abramovitz

  Jing Chen 

Dr. Bernd Ferner, faculty member, program coordinator

How can we see the whole child both as a learner and a person in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom?

Meet Professor Bernd Ferner

Dr. Rana Houshmand, assistant professor of practice 

How important are literacy and the Socratic method? Ask Rana Houshmand, who studies writing literacy, teacher preparatory mentorship and social justice.


Dr. Barbara Ruben, faculty member

What do teachers need to know to empower and engage all students to be lifelong lovers of learning?

Meet Professor Barb Ruben

Elizabeth Snyder, 503-725-9786 

Dr. Amanda Sugimoto, assistant professor 

How do you prepare elementary teachers to work with linguistically diverse students in socially just ways? Ask Amanda Sugimoto, who studies how to improve the educational experiences and access of linguistically diverse students in schools, particularly in mathematics.

Dr. Yer Thao, faculty member

What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.

Meet Professor Yer Thao

Howard Yank

Howard Yank, Faculty member, secondary cohort leader

How can teachers and schools best provide equity, access and rigor for all students? Ask Howard Yank, who leads and facilitates various workshops in collaboration, engagement, and professional development.

Meet Professor Howard Yank