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Jen Stacy, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
 Liberal Studies
Email: jstacy@csudh.edu
(310) 243-2323

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Foundations of Education, Multilingual Education, Literacy/Literacies, Family-School Partnerships

Professional Background

Stacy teaches courses in the foundations of education (historical and anthropological understanding of education as well as multicultural education), early literacy, and language learning. Central to all of Stacy’s teaching endeavors is a commitment to social justice education and integrating critical pedagogy.

Stacy’s research centers on familial outreach in schools. Particularly, she is interested in learning about how schools perceive minoritized populations, and how this perception influences their outreach initiatives. Her dissertation was an in-depth ethnography about a public school’s family literacy program in Nebraska. Stacy continues to use qualitative research methods to learn about familial involvement. She has worked closely with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation to implement and study a family digital storytelling program. Currently, she’s partnered with the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Parent Education and Consultation Program to study and provide feedback about their newly developed parent outreach programs for families of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated youth.


English and Spanish


Ph.D., Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dissertation: “Partnerships Through Adult Education: Re-conceptualizing Family Literacy in the New Latino Diaspora”

International Experience

Pretoria, South Africa, 2013: Study abroad focused on schooling in post-apartheid South Africa and the implications of language planning and policy at the University of Pretoria.

Chuncheon, South Korea, 2012: Study abroad focused on Korean education and teaching English overseas at Chuncheon National University of Education.

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2006: Intensive Spanish language program at la Universidad Regional del Sureste.

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 2006: Volunteer English teacher and service learning participant.

Related News Stories

College of Education Receives $1.59 Million to Increase Multilingual and Minoritized Teachers, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2023

College of Education Awarded $2.57 Million Grant, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2022

Education Students Create Books for Local Children, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2022

First Gen College Students’ Parents Are Often Left Out. Here’s What One University Is Doing To Change That, LAist, 2022

As California Bilingual Education Grows, Teacher Training is Key, KPCC, 2017

Welcoming ‘New’comers. Problematizing the Latina Mothers’ Experiences in a Family Literacy Program, Sinéctica, 2017