Dr. Jesse Moya
Dr. Jesse Moya
Assistant Professor in Adolescent Education
Office: Rosetti Hall Rm 208
Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in Educational Psychology also from the University of California
B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University
Dr. Moya, recently completed his Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, he holds a M.A. in Educational Psychology also from the University of California and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Dr. Moya has taken on several roles as an educator, including: high school teacher; director of K-8 educational programs at Stanford University; community educator for adolescents in a youth educational activism organization; and a graduate teaching assistant and researcher at UCLA.
Dr. Moya’s research has focused on documenting educational sites that promote empowering and equitable learning for low-income students of color. His current research focuses on the civic, political and academic development that take place as urban Latino youth participate in community-based activism organizations.
He is a member of the American Educational Research Association where in 2012, at its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, presented papers on apprenticing youth in community-based organizing and comparing youth critical civic development in the classroom and community. Dr. Moya ‘s research appointments and consulting positions include, Just Schools California, a publication of UCLA that highlights news and commentaries about educational policy, and the Linked Learning Project, a three year study of ten high schools engaged in reform efforts to ensure all students are prepared for both college and career.