CAR/W Contacts

Our directors, advisory board and council of faculty representatitves work together to strengthen reading and writing education in California.

Co-Directors

Nancy Brynelson
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J St. Modoc Hall 2003
Sacramento, CA 95819-6018
(916) 278-4581 or 278-4176

Dr. Tanya Flushman  Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
1 Grand Avenue
School of Education, Building 02-105
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407-0389
(805) 756-5537



Advisory Board

The CAR/W advisory board represents both CSU literacy faculty and representatives from educational stakeholders and the public. Their work assists the center in fulfilling its mission and determining its policies and direction.


Mimi Miller, Ph.D.,

CSU Chico

Lisa Hutton, Ed.D

CSU Dominguez Hills

Valerie Helgren-Lempesis, Ed.D.

CSU East Bay

Manuel Correia, Ph.D.

CSU Channel Islands

Susan Neufeld, Ed.D.

Stanislaus State



Council of Faculty Representatives

The faculty council is made up of one literacy faculty member from each of the 22 campuses that have teacher preparation programs and CalStateTEACH. The representatives serve as liaisons to their campuses and assist in carrying out the mission of the center.

Alice Hays, Ph.D.

CSU Bakersfield

Manuel Correia, Ph.D.

CSU Channel Islands

Kai Greene, Ph.D.

CSU Dominguez Hills

Kim Norman, Ph.D.

CSU Fullerton

Marisol Ruiz, Ph.D.

Humboldt State

Trini Lewis, Ph.D.

CSU Long Beach

Joan Fingon, Ed.D.

CSU Los Angeles

Joanna Wong, Ph.D.

CSU Monterey Bay

Peter Olson, Ph.D.

Cal Poly Pomona

Marcy Merrill, Ph.D.

Sacramento State

Kathryn Howard, Ph.D.

CSU San Bernardino

Marva Cappello, Ph.D.

San Diego State

Marguerite Conrad, Ph.D.

San Francisco State

Allison Briceno

San José State 

Julee Bauer, M​.A.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Christiane Wood, Ph.D.

CSU San Marcos

Rhianna Casesa, Ph.D.

Sonoma State 

Susan Neufeld, Ed.D.

Stanislaus State

Amanda Steiman, ED.D

CalStateTEACH