Skip Navigation

News and Events

Faculty Experts Guide

There were 2 results under the selected topic...

Anthony M. Collatos, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (310) 568 - 5671
E-mail: anthony.collatos@pepperdine.edu
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Parent/teacher partnerships
  • Teacher education
  • Urban education

Tony Collatos' research interests include college access pathways, urban education, critical sociology, learning communities, and urban family/teacher education partnerships. 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.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773
E-mail: veronica.orozco@pepperdine.edu


Photo of J.L. Fortson

J.L. Fortson, Ed.D. 
Lecturer of Education, Director of Student Teaching.?Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and Director of the Pat Lucas Center for Teacher Preparation
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (310) 568-5645
E-mail: j.l.fortson@pepperdine.edu
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational legislation and litigation
  • Pedagogy of Instruction
  • Multicultural education
  • Urban curriculum development

J.L. Fortson has extensive experience working with students at the K-12 level, as well as the master's and doctoral levels. Her research and writing interests include the pedagogy of instruction, urban curriculum development, multicultural education, and educational legislation and litigation. Fortson is recognized at the state and national levels as an expert in the field of professional educator preparation.

At the state level, Fortson remains an active member of the Committee on Accreditation's Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. At the national level, she was the only higher education professional to be recognized and appointed to work with the U. S. Department of Education as an expert in urban education under both the Clinton and Bush administrations. As part of her service she was a member of the Teacher Assistance Corps, traveling to meet with state officials to provide clarity regarding the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, as well as to offer guidance, on-site reviews and feedback to states' efforts to implement NCLB.

Fortson has been quoted as an expert in several publications including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Southwest Spirit magazine, Education.com and the Atlantic Journal.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773
E-mail: veronica.orozco@pepperdine.edu

Boundless Horizons
Pep Portrait
Faculty Authors