CAR/W Contacts

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


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.

Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D.

California Department of Education

Manuel Correia, Ph.D.

CSU Channel Islands


Mimi Miller, Ph.D.,

CSU Chico

Valerie Helgren-Lempesis, Ed.D.

Cal State ​​​East Bay

Imelda Basurto, Ph.D.

Fresno State

Marva Cappello, Ph.D.

San Diego State

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

Jennifer McCormick, Ph.D.​

CSU Los Angeles

Joanna Wong, Ph.D.

CSU Monterey Bay

Vanessa Goodwin, Ph.D.

CSU Northridge

Peter Olson, Ph.D.

Cal Poly Pomona

Marcy Merrill, Ph.D.

Sacramento State

Nicole Klimow, 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