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
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.