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Anthony M. Collatos, PhD
Associate Professor

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; BA, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Anthony Collatos teaches in the master of arts in education program at GSEP. He is a research associate with UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access and the University of California All Campus Consortium on Racial Diversity (UC/ACCORD). His research involves the Futures Project, an eight-year longitudinal study that looked at creating alternative pathways for first-generation urban youth to more effectively navigate the k-16 educational pipeline. He has also published several articles and book chapters about his work. Collatos regularly presents his research to educators, community groups, and at national and international conferences. He currently teaches courses in social and cultural foundations, multi-cultural education, and action research. Before becoming a university teacher educator, Collatos taught as a secondary social studies instructor, coached, and worked as a college access advisor for low-income youth.

Contact: anthony.collatos@pepperdine.edu

  • 602: Introduction to Research and Assessment
  • 608A: Self Assessment Seminar
  • 608B: Planning, Goal-Setting Seminar
  • 611B: Teacher Identity and Vocation
  • 672: Cultural Diversity
  • 791: Dissertation Research
Academic Interests:
  • College access pathways
  • Critical sociology
  • Learning communities
  • Urban education
  • Urban family/teacher education partnerships
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