The EdQ Center is here to serve you. Our staff includes data coaches, analysts, and consultants who know CSU teacher preparation.
We're pleased to announce that we are now hiring for the position of Educator Preparation Data Coach. The Data Coach plays a key role in building the capacity of educator preparation programs to understand and use relevant data with the ultimate goal of improving program effectiveness. You can find the full job announcement here, or view our one-page flyer about the position.
Dr. Paul Tuss Director (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.
Sarah KolbeEducator 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 KwakAssistant 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 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.