Christine Daryabigi Mendoza

Adjunct Assistant

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Educational Psychology

Christine Daryabigi Mendoza

Dr. Christine Daryabigi Mendoza is an Adjunct Assistant in the Doctor of Education program at the Rossier School of Education. Her areas of interest and expertise are academic self-regulation, motivation, goal orientation, mindsets, sociocultural factors influencing education, and elementary education.

Prior to teaching for Rossier, Dr. Mendoza was an elementary school teacher for over 10 years. She taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades, and was also a Mathematics coach for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She was an active faculty member during her years as an elementary teacher, serving as chair for several committees (i.e., Safe and Civil Schools) and regularly presenting at professional development meetings. Dr. Mendoza also taught pre-service teachers at Whittier College.

Dr. Mendoza earned her EdD in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Psychology from the USC Rossier School of Education, her MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University at Northridge and her BA in Psychology from California State University at Long Beach, respectively. 



Current Classes:

  • EDUC 525: Challenges in Urban Education: Learning
  • EDUC 595: Instructional Design
  • EDUC 586: Design of Learning Environments
  • EDUC 518: The Application of Theories of Learning to Classroom Practice

Prior Classes:

  • EDUC 605: Framing Educational Leadership
  • EDUC 607: Role of School Counselors in Student Learning and Motivation
  • EDPT 110: Motivation and Learning Strategies
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