kamal hamdan

KAMAL HAMDAN, Ed.D.                  

California State University Dominguez Hills
College of Education, COE 14581000 East Victoria Street | Carson, CA 90747

310.243.3981 | khamdan@csudh.edu


EDUCATION


University of Southern California 2010
Doctorate in Education: Teacher Education
Dissertation Topic: Urban Mathematics Teacher Retention

California State University Dominguez Hills 1994
Master of Arts: Educational Administration
Administrative Services Credential
CA Single Subject Teaching Credential, Mathematics 1989

California State University San Diego 1984
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering

SELECTED ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


Principal Investigator & Director 2013 – Present
Noyce Scholars Program (NSP) (Funded by the National Science Foundation, $800,000).
Overview: The purpose of this scholarship program is to recruit and train mathematics and science majors, mainly physics and chemistry majors, who are interested in a career in teaching mathematics or science at high need schools and provide them with academic and financial support as they prepare to become teachers of record.
Goal: Address the need for physics and chemistry teachers at high need schools.

Principal Investigator & Director 2011 – Present
Transition to Teaching Online Program (Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, $5.1 million)

Overview: The purpose of this project is to develop and offer an accelerated online credential program with an intensive clinical experience to those interested in teaching in math or science in high need schools. The program recruits, trains, places, and supports recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and paraprofessionals with strong background in the content area. This is a state-wide program with cohorts of teacher candidates and lab schools in various areas of the state; the first cohort and lab school are in Los Angeles, second cohort and lab school will be in Tulare County, and third cohort and lab school will be in Imperial Valley.

Goal: Address the need for STEM teachers in high need urban and rural schools in California.

Principal Investigator & Director 2011 – Present Building a High Impact Transfer Academy (Funded By the U.S.D.O.E., Title V $3.75 million)

Overview: The purpose of this project is to develop a partnership between CSUDH and West Los Angeles College (WLAC) and create a two-year transfer program with tracks for student planning to major in Business Administration (60 students/cohort), Criminal Justice, Digital Media Arts, or a technical Associate of Science program.

Goal: Increase the number of majors in four programs, increase retention and graduation rates, and decrease time to graduation.

Principal Investigator & Director 2010 – Present

Master Teacher Fellows (MTF) (Funded by the National Science Foundation, $3 million).

Overview: The purpose of this program is to recruit experienced science teachers from high need schools in LAUSD and train them to become master science teachers. MTF provides participants financial support for five years to complete the Master Teacher Certification.

Goal: Increase the number of master science teachers and science instructional leaders in high need schools in LAUSD.

Principal Investigator & Director 2010 – Present Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) (Funded by the U.S.D.O.E. – Title II, $7 million).

Overview: The purpose of this program is to recruit, train, place and support science and math majors, paraprofessionals, and mid-career professionals who are interested in teaching science or mathematics in high need urban schools located in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). UTR offers a residency option that integrates the credential and master programs. UTR provides participants ongoing advising and support, placement, and financial support as they complete their residency program in one of LAUSD’s partner schools.

Goal: prepare highly effective teachers to help high need secondary schools meet their staffing needs of math and science teachers.

Principal Investigator & Director 2009 – Present Transition to Teaching (TTT) (Funded by U.S.D.O.E. - Office of Innovation & Improvement, $3 million

Overview: The purpose of this program is to recruit, train, place, and support science and math majors, paraprofessionals, and mid-career professionals who are interested in teaching science or mathematics in urban schools located in the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) or the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). TTT is an alternative route to certification program that offers participants an accelerated credential program and financial and academic support.

Goal: Prepare highly effective STEM teachers to help urban schools address their staffing needs.

Principal Investigator & Director 2008 – Present

Noyce Scholars Program (NSP) (Funded by the National Science Foundation, $750,000).

Overview: The purpose of this scholarship program is to recruit undergraduate junior or senior mathematics and science majors who are interested in a career in teaching mathematics or science at high need urban schools. The program offers qualified candidates financial and academic support, and intensive clinical experiences in urban math or science classrooms.

Goal: Increase the number of STEM majors, increase retention and graduation rates, decrease time to graduation, and increase the number of STEM teachers.

Principal Investigator & Director 2008 – Present NSF Planning Grant (Funded by the National Science Foundation, $75,000).

Overview: This is a one year NSF grant that was secured to develop a Master Teacher Fellows (MTF) proposal. Through this grant, I assembled a team of content and pedagogy experts from CSUDH and LAUSD who worked together for one year to design a professional development program for experienced LAUSD science teachers and train to become master science teachers over a five year period of time.

Goal: Develop and submit a proposal to secure an NSF-MTF grant.

Principal Investigator & Director 2006 – Present Science and Math Initiative for Teachers (SAMI) (Funded by the U.SD.O.E.- Office of Innovation and Improvement, $2.1 million).

Overview: The purpose of this program is to recruit, train, place, and support science and math majors, paraprofessionals, and mid-career professionals who are interested in teaching science or mathematics in urban schools located in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Lynwood Unified School District. SAMI is an alternative route to certification program that offers teacher candidates an accelerated credential program and provides them with ongoing advising, academic and financial support.

Goal: Prepare highly effective STEM teachers to help high need schools address their staffing needs

Principal Investigator & Director 2006 – Present

Math & Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) (Funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office-$250,000 per year).

Overview: The purpose of the MSTI Program is to recruit Liberal Studies majors with a strong foundation in math or science and prepare them to teach Math or Science in middle schools or high schools. MSTI offers financial and academic support, and intensive clinical experiences in math or science classrooms at high need urban schools. MSTI scholars choose from two options, either a multiple subject credential with an introductory subject matter authorization or a single subject math or science credential.

Goal: Tap into the pool of liberal studies majors to increase the number of math and science teacher candidates, increase retention and graduation rates, decrease time to graduation, and increase the number of STEM teachers.

Principal Investigator & Director 2004 – Present Transition to Teaching Program (TTT II) (Funded by the U.S.D.O.E.- Office of Innovation and Improvement, $1.7 million)

Overview: The purpose of this program is to recruit, prepare, support and retain highly qualified mathematics, science, English and special education teachers in high-need schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The program, which follows a Professional Development School Model, is to help mitigate the shortage of qualified licensed or certified teachers in our schools by providing an accelerated preliminary credential program. The program participants enjoy the benefits of academic, coaching, placement and financial support.

Goal: Address the acute need for math and science teachers in LAUSD.

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Time Lecturer

College of Education, California State University Dominguez Hills 2000 – present

Teach TED 400: Introduction to Education, TED 467: Secondary Teaching Methods I: Mathematics, TED 468: Secondary Teaching Methods II: Mathematics, TED 411: Classroom Management, TED 466: Seminar for Secondary Teachers, LBS 400: Liberal Studies Senior Seminar, LBS 360: Blended Math Methods, Math Content and Pedagogy, LBS 200: Introduction to Liberal Studies, LBS 030: CBEST Math Preparation

Instructor

University of Southern California 2006 - 2007

Taught: EDUC 415 Content to Pedagogy: Mathematics in the Elementary School (Bridging college-level mathematics content and elementary school curricula to design developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction).

Teacher

Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles Unified School District 1986-2000

Taught and designed curriculum for AP Calculus, Math Analysis, Trigonometry, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Integrated Math, High School Math, and Introduction to Engineering.

AWARDS

Faculty Excellence Award, Advising, School of Education, CSUDH 2002

Outstanding Teacher of the Year,

Washington Preparatory High School 1986,1987,1988,1994,1998

Fulfillment Fund Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1995,1996

Tandy Technology Scholars Outstanding Teacher 1991,1992,1995,1998

LACTMA Special Recognition 1991,1992

Jaime Escalante Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1990

GTE Recognition Award, GIFT Fellow 1989,1990

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

California Teacher Corps, CATC Member
National Association for Alternative Certification, NAAC Member
National Center for Alternative Certification, NCAC Member
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, NCTM Member
National Association for Multicultural Education, NAME member
American Educational Research Association, AERA member
California Council on Teacher Education, CCTE member

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Search Committee Member:
Associate Vice President (AVP) for Academic Programs & Faculty Development
Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA)
Academic Resource Manager (ARM) for College for Education
Director Grants & Contracts, Foundation
Member:
University Budget Committee (UBC)
Investiture Steering Committee
LAUSD/IHE Urban Teacher Residency Committee

Los Angeles Educator Pathways Project (LAEPP)
CSUDH College of Education Multiple and Single Subject University Intern Advisory Board
COE Scholarship Committee
COE Evaluation Committee
COE Assessment Committee
Director:
2013 STEM in Education Conference, CSUDH
2014 STEM in Education Conference, CSUDH

BOOKS


Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, forthcoming). Cutting-edge leadership development programs: Developing layers of leaders. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing
Sapp, J. & Hamdan, K. (in press). Rethinking art in mathematics and science. Multicultural curriculum transformation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Hamdan, K. & Davis, J.K (in press). "Challenges and Solutions for Teaching Mathematics in Urban Secondary Classrooms". In Davis, J.K. (Ed.). Urban Teaching: Reviews of Factors Affecting High School and Middle School Education (Volume II). Long Beach, CA: Secondary Press.


PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES


Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, in progress). The art of supporting and mentoring pre-service teachers who will assume teaching positions in high-need schools in a large urban school district. Manuscript to be submitted for review to Issues in Teacher Education
Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, in progress). Preparing aspiring teachers to teach in urban, low-performing schools: An innovative teacher education program in southern California. Manuscript to be submitted for review to Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal Special Issue

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS


Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, in progress). Transition to teaching teaching: A cutting-edge online credential program. Paper to be submitted for presentation at the Annual American Education Research Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 16-20, 2015.

Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, in progress). Alternative pathways to teaching: An ethical perspective. Paper to be submitted for presentation at the Annual Ethics and Educational Leadership Conference, Huntsville, Ontario, Sept. 18-21, 2014.
Hamdan, K., Issa Lahera, A., & Normore, A.H. (2014, in progress). A critical analysis of four post-baccalaureate and graduate programs: Transition to Teaching, Urban Teacher Residency, Transition to Teaching Lab School, and Master Teacher Fellows. Paper to be submitted for presentation at the annual conference of The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), Kansas City, Missouri, June 8-10, 2014
Hamdan, K. (2013). Education Moving Ideas Conference (EdMIC), CSUDH, Presenter: Let’s do right by our children, our future: prepare the right teacher-leaders.
Hamdan, K. (2013). CSU Counselors Conference, CSUDH, Presenter: Pathways to Education Careers.
Hamdan, K. (2013). Education Moving Ideas Conference, CSUDH, Presenter: Let’s do right by our children, our future: prepare the right teacher-leaders. Hamdan, K. (2012). CCTE Conference, San Diego, Presenter: Urban Teacher Residency Program: The Development of a Clinically-Rich Teacher Preparation Program.
Hamdan, K., Russell, S., Duenas, C., Stapp, N. (2010). Holmes Partnership Conference, Presenter: A Coherent Teacher Preparation Architecture to Close the Achievement Gap in Mathematics.
Hamdan, K., Duenas, C., Stapp, N., Ortega, L. (2010). Transition to Teaching Conference, Presenter: Developing and Supporting Partnerships.
Hamdan, K. (2010). El Camino College Education Symposium, Presenter: STEM Teaching Pathways.
Hamdan, K. (2010). STEM Student Conference: El Camino College, Panelist: Touch the Future – TEACH!
Hamdan, K. (2009). AP College Board, National AP Equity Colloquium, Presenter: The impact of minority teachers on minority students.
Hamdan, K. (2009). Long Beach City College, Faculty Professional Development (FlexDay Workshops), Presenter: Careers in math and science.
Hamdan, K., Lal, D., Lynch, P., & Mason, C. (2007). Transition to Teaching Conference, Presenter: School Leadership: A fundamental approach to building effective communication and relationships with school administrators, to improve the hiring support, and retention of TTT participants.

Hamdan, K. (2007). CERA Conference, Presenter: Applying professional development school precepts to the preparation of general and special education teachers.
Hamdan, K. (2007). Lynwood Unified Colloquium, Presenter: Bridge to Algebra for elementary and secondary teachers.
Hamdan, K., Lal, S., Esposito, K., Berlin, D., Mills-Marbury, K., & Russell, S. (2006). CCTE Conference, Presenter: Using Professional Development Schools to Bring General and Special Education Together.
Esposito, K., Lal, S., Berlin, D., Hamdan, K., & Russell, S. (2006). National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC), Presenter: Confronting Teacher Shortages with Teacher Preparation Model Innovations
Esposito, K., Lal, S., Berlin, D., Hamdan, K., & Russell, S. (2006). California State University Chancellor’s Office, Presenter: Professional Development School Innovations: Confronting Teacher Shortages and Increasing Student Achievement.
Hamdan, K. & Braun, J. (2005). 11th Annual International Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Presenter: Partnerships for Recruiting Non-Traditional Teacher Candidates for Urban Schools.