CAR/W Contacts

​Our directors, advisory board and council of faculty representatives work together to strengthen reading and writing education in California.

Jyothi Bathina, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4693

Dr. Tanya Flushman  Ph.D.
(805) 756-5537

Christina Moreno-Donato
Administrative Analyst
(562) 951-4811

Lynda Dubon-Chavez
Administrative Support Coordinator
(562) 951-4926

Advisory Board

The CAR/W advisory board represents both CSU literacy faculty and representatives from educational stakeholders and the public. Their work assists the center in fulfilling its mission and determining its policies and direction.

External Advisors

Aileen Allison-Zarea

California Department of Education

CAR/W Governance Council

Dr. Marcy Merrill

Sacramento State

Dr Christiane Wood

CSU San Marcos

Dr. Allison Briceno

San Jose State

Council of Faculty Representatives

The faculty council is made up of one literacy faculty member from each of the 22 campuses that have teacher preparation programs and CalStateTEACH. The representatives serve as liaisons to their campuses and assist in carrying out the mission of the center.

Alice Hays

CSU Bakersfield

Manuel Correia

CSU Channel Islands

Erin Whitney

CSU Chico

Susan Porter

CSU Dominguez Hills

Imelda Basurto

Fresno State

Rosario Ordonez-Jasis

CSU Fullerton

Marisol Ruiz

Humboldt State

Deborah Hamm

CSU Long Beach

Jennifer McCormick

CSU Los Angeles

Joanna Wong

CSU Monterey Bay

Vanessa Goodwin

CSU Northridge

Marcy Merrill

Sacramento State

Nicole Klimow

CSU San Bernardino

Katie Sciurba

San Diego State


San Francisco State

Allison Briceno

San José State 

Julee Bauer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Christiane Wood

CSU San Marcos

Kelly Estrada

Sonoma State 

Derek Riddle

Stanislaus State

Rebecca Chirchick