Meet Our Team

The EdQ Center is here to serve you. Our staff includes data coaches, analysts, and consultants who know CSU teacher preparation.

Dr. Paul Tuss smiling for a profile pictureDr. Paul Tuss
(916) 278-3507

Dr. Paul Tuss is director of the EdQ Center. The center develops and manages EdQ DataView, a data warehouse and dashboard reporting system designed to support a culture of data sharing and continuous improvement for CSU educator preparation. Dr. Tuss also coordinates the center's statewide surveys of first-year CSU teaching graduates and their employment supervisors. He has held positions with the Sacramento County Office of Education, San Juan Unified School District, Westat, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a past president of the California Educational Research Association and an alumnus of the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research.

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Educator Preparation Improvement Coach

(916) 278-4190

Dr. Ginger Simon is Educator Preparation Data Coach for EdQ. Ginger has extensive experience in K-12 school reform, specializing in educator quality and continuous improvement. In her recent experience as Director of Professional Capital for CORE Districts and Senior Associate for FourPoint Education Partners, she facilitated networks of educators in building consensus and creating systems for continuous improvement. As EdQ Data Coach, she works to help both individual CSU educator preparation programs as well as networks of CSU campus leaders to use data available through the EdQ DataView Dashboard and other sources, helping them to reach their program improvement goals. Ginger holds both master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Educator Preparation Data Scientist

(916) 278-2283

Jimmy Luong is a Data Scientist for EdQ who was recruited through Harvard's Strategic Data Project fellowship. At EdQ, Jimmy leads the team's Teacher Prep Data Model implementation project.​ Prior to the fellowship, Jimmy was an Action Works Data Analyst at Patagonia. His work consisted of supporting grant-making efforts, improving the Action Works data infrastructure, and representing the Action Works team in a new customer relationship management system overhaul. At the Scottish Funding Council Jimmy worked as a Policy and Data Analyst where he analyzed higher education data. His interest in education stems from a desire to improve our education systems so that next generations can thrive. Jimmy earned a master's of science in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a bachelor's of science in Environmental Engineering from UC San Diego.​

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Kemi Suleiman​
Educator Preparation Support Analyst

(916) 278-4329

Kemi Suleiman is the Educator Preparation Analyst for EdQ. She assists the department ​with survey coordination and administration; data management, analysis, and reporting; and administrative support. Kemi has a great passion for education with experience in PK-12 and higher education. At CSU, Dominguez Hills, Kemi coordinated the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) that sets national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. In her previous role as Management Information & School Data Manager at GEMS Education, Dubai, she led the planning, development, design, organization, and monitoring of the Management Information System (MIS). Kemi holds M.Ed from CSU, Dominguez Hills and an MBA from University of Wolverhampton, UK.