Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
PhD, Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University
Expert in educational innovation and project-based learning
Dr. Lynne Goldfarb is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education for the USC Rossier School of Education. Her areas of expertise are educational innovation, project-based learning, integrating new media literacy into social studies and civics education, democratic education and teacher education.
Her research interests include the following areas: 1) Democratic Education and Pedagogy as a means of educational change and creating success for all students including those “at-risk”, 2) Project Based Learning embedded in democratic schools, and 2) Action Research and Teacher Research reflecting democratic school practices. Some of her publications include Pageant of World History: Prentice Hall and Transforming A Community College Class Into A Democratic Experience: A Case Study Reuniting Education and Democracy.
Goldfarb brings 28 years of experience in the field of education. She served at the Rossier School of Education as the Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator. In addition she held positions as both as a Public School Secondary Social Studies and English teacher as well as a District Office Coordinator for Educational Reform. She was also alternate Jr. High School Assistant Principal. Dr. Goldfarb was an online Professor for Ashford University, an Assistant Professor at Chapman University as well a Community College Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, an Administrative Credential and a Single Subject Credential from San Diego State University and an M.A. and B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was also the recipient at U.C.L.A. of the Bertha Sklar Research Award for outstanding research in History.
- American Education Research Association
- Association for Curriculum Development
- The Alternative Education Resource Organization
- National SocialScience Honor Society- Pi Gamma Mu
Honors and Awards:
Bertha Sklar Fellowship –Outstanding research scholarship in History, UCLA
- Pageant of World History: Prentice Hall –Consulting Writer
- Transforming A Community College Class Into A Democratic Experience: A Case Study Reuniting Education and Democracy