ESP Biography



ANDREW ESTRADA PHUONG, Chancellor's Fellow, Consultant, & Prog. Developer




Major: Education

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Andrew Estrada Phuong is a Chancellor’s Fellow, Ford Fellow, consultant, instructor, and program developer. He has a master's degree from Harvard and his mixed-methods research includes experimental designs and randomized control trials. Phuong studies how adaptive equity-oriented pedagogies and faculty development strategies reduce stereotype threat and enhance students’ academic achievement, growth mindsets, and psychosocial outcomes (e.g., motivation, self-efficacy, sense of belonging, inclusion, etc.). He has published his research and mobilizes it to lead pedagogy courses, professional teaching communities, student success programs, diversity initiatives, and pedagogical and professional trainings.

Phuong has consulted with administrators, faculty developers, faculty, graduate and undergraduate instructors, teaching staff, businesses, post-docs, and K-16 teachers. Since 2010, he has taught over 10 courses at UCB and has conducted design-based-implementation research on 3000+ students and instructors in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and STEM. He directs the Design for Equity Lab and has published and presented his work at conferences, symposia, and colloquia both domestically and internationally.

Phuong has also designed and implemented a student success program that helped improve first-generation students' transition to Berkeley and psychosocial outcomes (e.g., resilience, persistence, sense of self-efficacy, and sense of belonging). He has collaborated with Cal’s Educational Opportunity Program, Apple, and several organizations to provide support with academics, mental health, and professional development.

Here are examples of UC Berkeley courses where Phuong has helped facilitate instruction:
Human Rights Education
Leadership and Justice: The Knowledge for Human Rights!
The Voices of Social Justice Education
Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution Training
Peace Theory: Approaches and Analyses
Critical Studies in Education
Online & In-Person Seminar: Maximizing Student Wellness, Achievement, and Professional Success!
Design for Equity Lab Working Group in D-Lab
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Equity & Excellence: Optimizing Teaching, Learning, & Research in Higher Education

Here's more information about the Design for Equity Lab and Phuong's research:

http://dlab.berkeley.edu/working-groups/design-equity-lab

https://www.uncw.edu/jet/articles/Vol17_2/Phuong.pdf



Past Classes

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Advancing Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education Policy, Practice, and Reform in Splash Fall 18
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, teaching, policy, and reform. Students will also learn about cutting-edge research on adaptive equity-oriented practices conducted by the Design for Equity Lab. We will discuss how to address achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, access, and equity. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies, teaching practices, organizations, and current ‘solutions’ through different viewpoints. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.


Advancing Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education Policy, Practice, and Reform in Splash Spring 18
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, teaching, policy, and reform. Students will also learn about cutting-edge research on adaptive equity-oriented practices conducted by the Design for Equity Lab. We will discuss how to address achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, access, and equity. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies, teaching practices, organizations, and current ‘solutions’ through different viewpoints. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.


Advancing Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education Policy, Practice, and Reform in Splash Fall 17
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, teaching, policy, and reform. Students will also learn about cutting-edge research on adaptive equity-oriented practices conducted by the Design for Equity Lab. We will discuss how to address achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, access, and equity. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies, teaching practices, organizations, and current ‘solutions’ through different viewpoints. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.


Advancing Equity and Excellence: Education Research, Policy, and Reform in Splash Spring 16
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, policy, and reform. We will discuss how to address the achievement gap, equity, and access. Students will also learn about research conducted in the Education department by faculty and students. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies and proposed solutions through different viewpoints and theories. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.


Advancing Equity and Access: Education Research, Policy, and Reform in Splash Fall 15
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, policy, and reform. We will discuss how to address the achievement gap, equity, and access. Students will also learn about research conducted in the Education department by faculty and students. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies and proposed solutions through different viewpoints and theories. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine education/ public policy and improve the prospects for social change!


Education Research, Policy, and Reform in Splash Spring 15
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, policy, and reform. We will discuss how to address the achievement gap, equity, and access. Students will also learn about research conducted in the Education department by faculty and students. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies and proposed solutions through different viewpoints and theories. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.