Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies



Charles G. Zartman, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - University of Colorado, Boulder
M.Ed. - University of Texas, El Paso
B.A. - Loyola Marymount University

Office Phone: (530) 898-4069

Office Hours: (Siskiyou 141)
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 pm- 4:00 pm
and by appointment



Dr. Zartman serves as a tenured full Professor in the California State University, Chico Professional Studies in Education Department and the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies. He has taught at CSU, Chico for the past twenty-one academic years.

He was born in Alhambra, California in 1953 and attended elementary and secondary schools in San Gabriel, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1978. He also holds a Ph.D. in Social, Multicultural and Bilingual Foundations of Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder earned in 1984.

As a doctoral student, he served as a research assistant and teaching assistant with the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado. From 1984 to 1985, he served as a Research Associate in a post-doctoral fellowship program for the BUENO Center. He arrived at the Boulder campus in January of 1982. During the period between 1979 and 1985, the BUENO Center managed over twelve million dollars in external grant funding. The influence of working in a Center environment within an institution of higher education setting was nurtured and learned in Boulder and brought to fruition at California State University, Chico. Since his 1985 arrival in Chico, the CSU, Chico Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies has secured over six million dollars from three funding sources - the United States Department of Education, the California Department of Education, and the Chungchongbuk Provincial Office of Education located in the Republic of Korea.

Since his arrival in Chico in 1985, he has taught courses in the undergraduate professional program, Bilingual Professional Preparation Program and Master’s Degree Program. Currently, teaching the undergraduate professional preparation program prerequisite - Access and Equity Issues in Education - serves as his primary instructional responsibility.

Dr. Zartman has worked extensively with educational programs serving English Learners throughout the western United States. He has provided professional development presentations for bilingual teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals in numerous school districts. He is a past Vice President of the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) and remains an active member in various professional organizations. Dr. Zartman has held a range of consultancies with school districts relative to bilingual program evaluation and universities concerning teacher preparation program accreditation. He has served as a member of over one dozen accreditation teams visiting professional preparation programs at California universities. He served as team or cluster leader on ten of these accreditation visits. He is knowledgeable in the areas of instructional practices, program evaluation and sociocultural issues affecting English Learners. He currently serves on the fifteen-member California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Work Group charged with studying the issues relative to developing standards for bilingual educators in California.

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Jesus Cortez, Ph.D.

Esther Larocco, Ph.D.

Linda Montes

Norma Rueda

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Charles Zartman, Ph.D.


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