HDLC Tenure-Track Instructor Presentation: Dr. Heidi Stevenson

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 am
Neville Scarfe, Room 310

Teaching Presentation:
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Neville Scarfe, Room 2415

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Heidi Stevenson is a candidate for the Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Human Development, Learning and Culture View Position Details. You can also view Dr. Heidi Stevenson’s CV here.


Presentation Title

Transformative Teaching, Leadership and Service: Inspiring People, Ideas and Actions for a Better World




Dr. Heidi Stevenson earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of California Davis, Primary and Crosscultural Academic Language Teaching Certification from Chapman University, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University, and Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Teaching Experience

Heidi taught preschool, primary school, and adult migrant education students in low income schools in the San Francisco Bay area. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in teacher education programs as a Teaching Associate at UCSB, Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley, and currently as an Associate Professor of Education at University of the Pacific.

Educational Leadership and Service

Dr. Stevenson is also a Fellow in the Teacher Education Institute for the Center for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child, Associate Editor of Teacher Education Quarterly (TEQ), Chair of the 2019 California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) conference on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), and guest Co-Editor of a special invited issue of TEQ on SEL and CRT to complement the Fall 2019 CCTE conference.


Her present research focuses on ways in which Facebook™ can serve as peer support for secondary students, and she has a burgeoning interest in researching the relationship between positive classroom environments and teacher self-care.


Dr. Stevenson’s vision is to engage in transformative teaching, leadership and service that meaningfully integrates and applies SEL, CRT, Human Development and Self-Regulated Learning into practice.  She applies a critical theory lens to dismantling systems of power and privilege by creating a positive learning environment, supporting success for all.



Dr. Stevenson’s presentation will discuss the association between her goals, interests, and vision of transformative teaching, leadership, and service. Examples of Dr. Stevenson’s research-based practices will be discussed in relationship to the requirements for the HDLC Instructor position. The ultimate goal of her teaching, leadership, and service is to contribute to a positive environment, supporting success for all.