Associate Professor of Clinical Education
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Phone: (213) 740-3471
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. Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.