UCI School of Education
Virginia Panish

Virginia Panish, Ph.D.

Director
Teacher Education

Email: vpanish@uci.edu
phone: 949.824.9954
office: Education 2096


Responsibilities

  • Represent the School of Education in external relations related to teacher education
  • Coordination of the following programs: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program, Single Subject Student Teacher Credential Program, Multiple Subjects Student Teacher Credential Program; Co-Director of the Cal Teach Science & Math Program
  • Oversight of and collaboration with district and site administrators, mentor teachers, as well as supervision of lecturers, supervisors of teacher education, and program coordinators
  • In consultation with the Faculty Director, establish strategic directions and plans for teacher education; oversee the ongoing development and refinement of the core curriculum in alignments with State certification requirements
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise instructors and program staff
  • Oversee the marketing of the program and the recruitment and retention of students

Biography

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of California Riverside, 2008
  • M.Ed., University of California Los Angeles, 1985
  • Teaching Credential, Social Science, University of California Los Angeles, 1985
  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of California Los Angeles, 1982

Professional Experience

Current Positions

  • Director of Teacher Education, UC Irvine, 2013 - 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Coordinator of the Single Subject Credential Program, UC Irvine, 2009 - 2013
  • Instructor, ED 201, Master of Arts in Teaching Program - Beginning Summer 2010
  • Lecturer and Teaching Associate, Master in Education Program, University of California Riverside, 2005-2009
  • Grant Evaluator, funded by the United State School of Education, 2009
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California Riverside, 2005-2008
  • Social Science Secondary Teacher, San Clemente High School, Capistrano Unified School District, 1992-2005
  • Social Science Secondary Teacher, Shorecliffs Middle School, Capistrano Unified School District, 1989-1992
  • Social Science Secondary Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1985-1989

Publications and Presentations

Panish, V., & Menzies, H. “Dilemmas Posed by an Enriched Curriculum.” American Research Association, Chicago, April 2007.

Panish, V., & Najera, E.. “Images of Science and the Negotiation of Self:  Exploring the Narratives of Minority Undergraduate Science Students.” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 2006.

Orillion, M., Panish, V., & Ryan, S. (2009). Access to Success Evaluation Report. June 2009.  For Riverside Community College’s Access to Success Program. Funded by the United States School of Education.

Orillion, M., Panish, V., & Ryan, S. (2009). Step Up to Success Evaluation Report. June 2009. For Riverside Community College’s Step Up to Success Program. Funded by the United States School of Education.

 

Read more about Dr. Virginia Panish: November 2009 Spotlight