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Meet Our Team

The EdQ Center is here to serve you. Our staff includes data coaches, analysts, and consultants who know CSU teacher preparation.

Dr. Paul Tuss Dr. Paul Tuss
(916) 278-3507

Dr. Paul Tuss is director of the EdQ Center. The center develops and manages EdQ DataView, a data warehouse and dashboard reporting system designed to support a culture of data sharing and continuous improvement for CSU educator preparation. Dr. Tuss also coordinates the center's statewide surveys of first-year CSU teaching graduates and their employment supervisors. He has held positions with the Sacramento County Office of Education, San Juan Unified School District, Westat, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a past president of the California Educational Research Association and an alumnus of the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research.

=Dr. Lindsey Judd Dr. Lindsey Judd
Educator Preparation Data Coach
(916) 278-4190

Dr. Lindsey Judd is the Educator Preparation Data Coach for the EdQ Center. She supports CSU faculty and staff to use relevant data by way of EdQ DataView dashboards; with the ultimate goal of enhancing program effectiveness. She is a schooling improvement researcher with knowledge of North American and Australasian educational settings; and expertise in helping schools develop and maintain well-functioning professional learning communities focused on creating inquiry cycles. Prior to this appointment, she was the Project Director of Accelerating Literacy Learning at Griffith University, in Australia.​​

Dr. Sarah Kolbe Sarah Kolbe
Educator Preparation Data Scientist
(916) 584-1301

Dr. Sarah Kolbe is the Teacher Preparation Data Scientist for the EdQ Center. She is a fellow with the Strategic Data Project, an initiative of the Harvard University Center for Education Policy and Research with a mission of transforming the use of data in education to improve student achievement. Her current work focuses on using statistical programming, spatial analysis, and dashboard development to support data-informed decision-making in educator preparation. Prior to joining the EdQ Center, she was an education consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.​​

Dr. Nohoon Kwak Dr. Nohoon Kwak
Assistant Director
(916) 278-4325

Dr. Nohoon Kwak is assistant director of the CSU EdQ Center. He has collaborated with Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts and Deans about programs for teacher preparation within the 23 campuses of the CSU system. He has been involved with the development of policy, program implementation, and higher education reform affecting the preparation of teachers and the development of partnerships with K-12 schools. Prior to joining the Educator Quality Center, he was a faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Brenda Houston-Harrison Brenda Houston-Harrison
Administrative Assistant
(916) 278-4600

Brenda joined the CSU Chancellor's Office in June 2017. She brings with her over 12 years of professional administrative support and well over 25 years of operational experience in the private sector. She provides clerical and office support to the CSU Educator Quality Center and the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading in connection with newly funded grant programs and contacts as well as ongoing state-funded work. Brenda provides general office support related to typical office functions, document preparation, budget tracking, procurement, travel, basic accounting, data management, event planning, and preparation of event materials. In her spare time she enjoys RVing and fishing with her family.

Dr. Chris Boosalis Dr. Chris Boosalis
Special Consultant to the Educator Quality Center
(916) 278-5833

Dr. Chris Nicholas Boosalis is faculty in the Graduate and Professional Studies in Education Department at Sacramento State. He served as Associate Dean for the College of Education at Sacramento State and as the Coordinator of Accreditation and Assessment in the College of Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work at CSU Stanislaus, where he was also faculty in the Department of Teacher Education for fifteen years. He uses these experiences to assist the EdQ Center Director and his staff in building better data-collection and reporting systems for faculty, staff, and other administrators at Colleges of Education throughout the CSU system and other participating campuses.​​