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Cara L. Garica,  
Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (310) 568-5643
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational therapy
  • High Stakes test-taking anxiety
  • Learning anxiety
  • Literacy
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Test-taking anxiety

Cara Garcia came to Pepperdine University from the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was a teacher and teacher advisor. She teaches methods courses, chairs dissertations and supervises educational therapy services offered through the clinic at Pepperdine. Her research interests focus on academic anxiety, specifically reading and writing blocks, test anxiety, stage fright, and math anxiety.

Garcia is the author of Too Scared to Learn, which offers a clear, dynamic rationality and methodology for dealing with children who have academic anxiety. Garcia has been quoted as an expert in several publications including the Los Angeles Times.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773

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