School of Education
Carlos Sandoval is a 1st year Ph.D. student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD).
His research interests lie at the intersection of (a) teacher professional development and teacher learning and (b) alternative methods to research and development, primarily the use of quality improvement methodologies such as improvement science.
Prior to joining UCI's School of Education, Carlos worked at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In his three years at the Foundation, he focused on the application of quality improvement methods, including user-centered design and improvement science, to systems of faculty professional development in the Carnegie Math Pathways. Additionally, Carlos played the role of improvement science coach at various Foundation-run workshops for educators, while also participating in and leading improvement projects internal to the Foundation. Through this work, he has gained a deep appreciation for the work of teaching and teachers, and improvement science thinking and doing.
Carlos received his B.A. in psychology at UCLA.
Edwards, A., Sandoval, C., & McNamara, H. (2015). Designing for Improvement in Professional Development for Community College Developmental Mathematics Faculty. Journal of Teacher Education, 66(5), 466-481. doi:10.1177/0022487115602313
Sandoval, C., Edwards, A., & McNamara, H. (2016, April 12). Tests of Change in the Continuous Improvement of Professional Development for Community College Developmental Mathematics. Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
Edwards, A., Sandoval, C., & McNamara, H. (2016, April 11). Processes of Adaptive Integration in Scaling Professional Development for Community College Developmental Mathematics Faculty. Presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.