Sandra B. Chong, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and the Chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy from USC.
For the past twenty years at CSUN, Dr. Chong taught courses in the credential and graduate programs and chaired state and national research conferences in English language acquisition and teacher education. She also designed and implemented monthly research forums, teacher induction and lifelong professional development programs for the Carnegie’s Teacher for a New Era (TNE), arts education programs for the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), and spearheaded the creation of virtual master teacher training programs for the three teacher credentialing departments--elementary, secondary and special education—in the College of Education to ensure high quality supervision experiences for teacher candidates.
Prior to her professional experiences at CSUN, she taught and coordinated bilingual and ESL programs in the public schools and developed human relations and multicultural curriculum for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She also served under the Senior Vice-President of Development at the University of Southern California as a Special Services Coordinator, overseeing and trouble-shooting university development efforts, specifically pertaining to ensuring student success.
Dr. Chong’s research interests are in the areas of language and literacy development and teacher education. She currently serves on several state-wide committees and advisory boards including Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU), California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Board, Linked Learning Pathways to the Baccalaureate Advisory Committee, Preparing a New Generation of Educators in California Work Group, and the California Smarter Balanced Assessment Advisory Committee.