About Redlands

Dean, School of Education

James Valadez

James Valadez

James R. Valadez was appointed dean on Aug. 1, 2011. Before arriving at Redlands, Valadez served on the faculty at North Carolina State University, the University of Washington, and California Lutheran University.

At California Lutheran University, Valadez served as director of the doctoral program and co-chair of the department of educational leadership.

Valadez’s research interests are in line with the educational justice mission of the University of Redlands’ School of Education. He has published widely on immigrant education, minority student access to higher education, community college education, and the status of science education in K-12 schools. Valadez also has expertise in research methods and program evaluation.

Valadez received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, his master's degree in biology from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dean, School of Education

The dean of education oversees the School of Education’s outstanding programs in teaching, counseling and educational leadership. The dean also seeks opportunities through grants, partnerships, and gifts for faculty and staff to pursue continued professional growth and to promote their scholarly activities. Dr. Valadez will work with faculty and staff to fulfill the School of Education’s top priorities of working with local schools, agencies and other external constituencies to provide technical assistance, professional development for teachers, leaders, and counselors, and to cooperate with our stakeholders to improve education in our region.


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