Professor of Clinical Education
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
political sociology of education; educational program evaluation and reform; Mexican immigration, migration and education; new teacher induction; urban education bilingual and multicultural education
Dr. Reynaldo Baca is Co-Director of the Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research . In this capacity, he oversees the direction of the USC Latino and Language Minority Teacher Project designed for paraeducators becoming bilingual teachers, the Bank America-funded Language Minority Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program for new teachers, and the CMMR Doctoral Fellowship Program in Language Minority Teacher Education. He is President of the Sociology of Education Association, on the editorial board of Teacher Education Quarterly, and has served as a consultant on language minority teacher education to the U.S. Department of Education, on program evaluation and school reform to several school districts across the nation, and serves on the governing board of two Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Programs in Southern California. He specializes in the sociology of education, minority education, immigrant and migrant education, language minorities, and urban education. He has conducted research on the development of gap-reduction evaluation models for language minority program, binational migrant and immigrant settlement patterns, citizenship and residency rights for newcomers, academic variability among immigrant and migrant students of Mexican heritage, and evaluations on educational program interventions.
- Leveraging Resources for Student Success: How School Leaders Build Equity by Mary Ann Burke, Reynaldo Baca, Lawrence O. Picus and Cathy E. Jones (Aug 27, 2002)
- Connecting English Language Learners to Cross-Cultural Methodology : English Language Development Standards by Alfonso Nava and Dr. Reynaldo Baca (2008)
- Citizenship aspirations and residency rights preference: The Mexican undocumented worker in the binational community... by Reynaldo Baca (1980)