Education Professor Guy Benveniste, known for his work in organizational theory and the politics of expertise, is remembered by the Berkeley School of Education alums and colleagues as an extraordinary teacher and mentor. “He always had a twinkle in his eye,” said former BSE Dean Judith Warren Little.
Educators and researchers who approach their work with humility and self-awareness and consider alternative ways to think about what counts as data can discover valuable insights that are as important as the numbers themselves, BSE Professor Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, told a packed room of school leaders at the launch of the 21CSLA Latinx Leaders Network.
New Assistant Professor Eos Trinidad joins the Berkeley School of Faculty with energy, optimism, and a commitment to commitment. He said, “I am given this opportunity at one of the best universities in the world to teach and to do good research, and I am going to make the most out of it. I think of it not just as a task, but also as a responsibility to myself to help further this field.”
“The undergraduate major will prepare students to become educational researchers, curriculum and learning specialists, and policy analysts, as well as position them for future careers as teachers and educational leaders — all committed to a shared mission of fostering human thriving through learning,” said Berkeley School of Education Professor Glynda Hull, who spearheaded the Educational Sciences major with BSE Adjunct Professor Erin Murphy-Graham. Berkeley students will be able to take classes toward the recently approved major immediately and declare in fall 2024.
Professor Gina Garcia — one of our new BSE faculty members and an expert in Hispanic-Serving Institutions — will be the inaugural faculty chair of Berkeley's Latinx Thriving Initiative. As she begins her tenure on campus, she’s interested in turning research into action: "Is it actually going to matter? Writing about it and having it sit in a journal or a book doesn’t do anything. I can actually do it at Berkeley," she says.