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Advisor name
Pia Wong
Advisor title
Associate Dean, CSU Sacramento
Advisor bio

Pia Lindquist Wong, Ph.D. joined the College of Education at Sacramento State University in 1995. During her tenure as a faculty member, she taught courses in multicultural education, critical pedagogy and educational research. She served as the department chair for the Teaching Credentials Department from 2012-2015.  She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Engagement. Dr. Wong has successfully secured over $8 million in external funding to support high quality urban teacher preparation; her awards include two Teacher Quality Partnership grants from the US Department of Education as well as funding from the California Department of Education and such foundations as the Stuart Foundation and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Her research focuses on urban professional development schools, teacher practices in the context of urban school reform and democratic education, and democratic educational reforms in Brazil. A frequent speaker at national conferences, she has published Education and Democracy: Paulo Freire, Education Reform and Social Movements (1998) co-authored with Maria Pilar O’Cadiz and Carlos Alberto Torres, and numerous articles in journals such as Comparative Education Review, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Journal of Educational Policy. Dr. Wong received a B.A. with Honors in Latin American Studies and an M.A. in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in International Development Education from Stanford University.  She is married to Bruce Griesenbeck, a transportation planner, and they are the proud parents of Riley Hui (22 years) and Emily Ming (20 years).