Kathleen Gabriel, EdD
Dr. Gabriel is the Coordinator of the Concurrent/Education Specialist Credential program. She also teaches and supervises candidates in this program. She received her doctorate in education (with emphasis in special education) from University of Kansas in 1991. A former high school social science teacher, she became a resource specialist for junior and senior high students before moving into higher education. At the University of Kansas and at the University of Arizona, she developed an academic support program for at-risk and unprepared college students. She was also a faculty development specialist at the University of Arizona and served as the Director of Disabled Student Services at College of Siskiyous, a community college in Northern California, before coming CSU, Chico. (Dr. Gabriel is a native Chicoan and graduate of Chico State.)
Dr. Gabriel’s first book, Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education was published in 2008. Currently, she is writing her second book entitled, Starting Behind... Finishing Ahead: Closing the Graduation Gap for Underrepresented Students in Higher Education, due for publication by Stylus, LLC, in 2012.