Lynne Bercaw, EdD
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Bercaw joined the Chico State faculty as an associate professor in 2006.
She earned her doctorate from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where she was awarded the Otto Bassler Excellence in Research Award. She started her career in higher education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Reich College of Education. Dr. Bercaw began her career in education as an elementary teacher in Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Southern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Human Development from Boston College.
Dr. Bercaw’s research interests focus primarily in preparing teachers to serve diverse learners. Within this field, she focuses on literature for children and young adults, teacher dispositions, service-learning, and elementary social studies methods. Since arriving at Chico State, she has co-authored three grants totaling over 2 millions dollars. Dr. Bercaw has authored several publications including “Banning Books to Protect Children: Clashing Perspectives in a Service-Learning Project” in Cress & Donahue’s Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service-Learning (2011).
She currently serves as the Director of the School of Education and is a member of the Teacher Education Quarterly Editorial Board.