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Child Development and Education



Li Wei Sun  Dr. Li Wei Sun, Department Chair
  Ed.D., Early Childhood Education Administration, Columbia University.
  M.A., Early Childhood Education, New York University.


Mayra CruzMayra E. Cruz, M.A. in Education, Special Education, Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Reflective Practice  Facilitator I (preferred)
Faculty Web site

Teach for Tomorrow, Language Instruction For Teachers (LIFT/Perkins Grant), Circle of Care Program, California Alignment Project/ CDE (CAP) &                                         ECE-T Transfer Degree Faculty Advisor


Nellie Vargas 2

 Dr. Nellie Vargas
Ed.D. Instructional Leadership-Higher Education
M.S. Families Studies and Human Development 408.864.8788
Faculty web site 

Jayanti TambeJayanti Tambe, M.A. Human Development
NAEYC A.A. Degree Accreditation 2016-17 Coordinator

Angela Buchanan  Dr. Angela Buchanan, Ph.D. in Child Development  408.864.5420


Linda CochranLinda Cochran, M.A. in Special Education,Early Intervention
408.864-8999 Ext 3120




Phyllis De Motta, M.A. Human Development with specializations in Early Childhood Education, Leadership in Education and Human Services, Childcare, and Developmental Education

Frederick J. Ferrer, M.S. in Psychology and Counseling


Julie Kurtz, M.S. Clinical Psychology & Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Chirstina LealAna Cristina Leal, Candidate PhD in Education, Child & Adolescent Development, Stanford
BA Psychology



diane LangfelderDiane Langfelder, M.A. Early Childhood Education




Jila Maleksalehi, M.A. in Education


Sandy McKeithan, M.A. in Human Development

ChrisChristina Lopez- Morgan, M.A. in Human Development (emphasis in Administration of Programs) Retired Faculty




Vivian Qian, M.A. Educational Leadership


Rachel Talamantez, EdD Counseling Psychology, Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Reflective Practice Mentor and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Zana Wilkie, M.A. in Human Development


Fatemeh ZarghamiFatemeh Zarghami, M.A. in Human Development Multicultural Education, Specific Bilingual Children
408.864.8999 ext. 3118

 CARES Advisor



Jamel Thompson


Chair: Dr. Li Wei Sun
Office: CD2-21d
Phone: 408.864.5329



Last Updated: 7/7/17