Rebecca Justeson, EdD
Assistant Director / Associate Professor
Dr. Justeson is an associate professor at California State University, Chico. She is currently serving as the director the Rural Teacher Residency Program, a blended credential and master’s degree program within the School of Education. She also teaches coursework in the areas of literacy development and educational psychology, and has experience coordinating and supervising in field-based models of teacher preparation. Prior to arriving at CSU, Chico, Justeson served as both a reading specialist and a bilingual elementary school teacher. Her research interests include understanding and developing resilience in all populations, positive psychology, and reading/language arts methods. Rebecca studied positive psychology in the MAPP Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and has also earned degrees in Educational Psychology and Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Additionally, she has experience as a lead trainer, serving in that role for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT), as a master resilience trainer with the US Army, and as a co-teaching trainer for the School of Education.