Associate Professor of Clinical Education
PhD, University of Southern California
Expert in intercultural and multilingual education
Dr. Michael Genzuk is an Associate Clinical Professor of Education at Rossier who teaches courses on the theory and application of bilingual education and teaching English as a second language, as well as the socio-political context of bilingual curriculum and instruction. His research and writing center on issues related to teacher education and the academic achievement of language minority students, including cognitive growth and psychosocial factors affecting students’ success. He is an expert in the area of intercultural and multilingual education as well as computer based global learning networks.
Currently he is continuing his research related to the development of a more diverse teaching force for the changing demographic patterns in North American public schools. Genzuk’s current work and collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts Institute for Multimedia Literacy focuses on integrating new forms of communication and expression into traditional teacher education curricula and recognizing that multi- media can and should also play an important role in the education of all students has won him high acclaim. Exploring methods for enhancing and expanding existing written literacy to incorporate still and moving images, aural communication, and multimedia applications with the written word has become an integral part of his course offerings in teacher education.
Genzuk earned his Ph.D and his M.S. in Education from the University of Southern California and his B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Much of Dr. Genzuk’s research was conducted through the Ford Foundation and U.S. Department of Education which funded the USC Latino and Language Minority Teacher Project where he served as Principal Investigator, and the Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research where he serves as Director.
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Association of Jewish Educators (AJE)
- Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE)
- Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
- California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
- California Council on the Education of Teachers
- California Reading Association (CRA)
- California Teachers of English toSpeakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)
- Computer Using Educators (CUE)
- EDUCARE, University of Southern California School of Education
- Institute for Language and Education Policy (ILEP)
- Inter-Cities Literacy Association
- International Reading Association (IRA)
- National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
- National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE)
- Phi Delta Kappa, University of Southern California Chapter
- Phi Kappa Phi, California State University, Los Angeles Chapter
- State of California Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE)
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Honors and Awards:
- Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society Professor of the Year Award, Univ ersity of Southern California. December 4, 2001
- United States House of Repres entatives Certificate of Special Recognition, May 16, 1998.
- Outstanding Education Website Awards.
Genzuk, S.M., (2002-2003). Multimedia Literacy Program. Funded through the Annenberg Center for Communication. ($5,000)
Genzuk, S.M., (1995-2002). Educational Personnel Training Grant. Funded through U.S.Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs:
Elementary. $995,000. Genzuk, S.M., (1995-2002). Educational Personnel Training Grant. Funded through U.S. Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs: Secondary. $445,000.
Genzuk, S.M., Rueda, R., Baca, R.R., Hentschke, G. (1998 - 1999). Center for Research on
Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) U.S. Department of Education Grant. “Latino Paraeducators Funds of Knowledge Project” ($79,379)
Genzuk, S.M., Baca, R.R. (1997-1998) Language Acquisition Grant. Funded through the ARCO Foundation. Elementary thru Graduate School. $22,000.
Genzuk, S.M., Rueda, R., Baca, R.R., Hentschke, G. (1997-1998). Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) U.S. Department of Education Grant. “Latino Paraeducators Funds of Knowledge Project” ($80,220)
Genzuk, S.M., Baca, R.R. (1996-1999). Recruitment of Minorities into Teaching. Funded through Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. $725,000.
Genzuk, S.M., Baca, R.R. (1996-1997) Language Acquisition Grant. Funded through the ARCO Foundation. Elementary thru Graduate School. $22,000.
Genzuk, S.M., Baca, R.R. (1993-1994). Minor ity Teacher Recruitment Act. Funded through Office of Postsecondary Education, U. S. Department of Education. $510,000.
Hentschke, G. C., Genzuk, S.M. (1991-1997). USC Latino Teacher Project. Funded through the Ford Foundation Minority Teacher Education Demonstration Project, Ford Foundation, New York. $1,500,000.
Baca, R.R., Genzuk, S.M. (1986 - 1990). Short Term Training Grant. Funded through the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (OBEMLA), U.S. Department of Education. $310,000.
- Bilingual Methodology Study Guide, editor and co-author. Los Angeles Unified School District Office of Bilingual-ESL Instruction, 1986, reprinted, 1988. Los Angeles, CA.
- Book Chapters
- Rueda, R. & Genzuk, M (2001). Sociocultural Scaffolding as a Means Toward Academic Self- Regulation: Paraeducators as Cultural Brokers. In: Denti, L. & Cousin, P.T. (Eds.) New Ways of Looking At Learning Disabilities: Connections to Classroom Practice. Love Publishing Co.
- Genzuk, M. (in press). Promoting Latino Teacher Development through an Early Induction Model.In Model Programs for the Recruitmentof Minorities in Teacher Education: Overcoming the Odds, ed. Editor. Washington, D.C. National Education Association.
- Genzuk, M. (1999). Tapping Into Community Funds of Knowledge. In: Effective Strategies for English Language Acquisition: Curriculum Guide for the Professional Development of Teachers Grades Kindergarten through Eight (pp. 9-21). Los Angeles: Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP) / ARCO Foundation.