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Leena Furtado, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Education

Department: Education

Office: LIB D407
Phone Extension: x2743
Email Username: lfurtado

Area of Expertise: none given
Summary: none given

Show All    Publications    In the News    Book Reviews and Acknowledgements    Presentations (2008-)    Research Funding/Awards (1997-)    



In the News


Book Reviews and Acknowledgements

  • Furtado, L. Journal of Educational Administration (2010) 48(1)-Book Review) “The Leading Way of Changing Meaning” by Sandra Systma.
  • Furtado, L. Journal of Educational Administration (2008) 46(5)-Book Review). “The Principal’s Purpose: A Practical Guide to Moral and Ethical School Administration” by Leanna Stohr Isaacson, 2007.
  • Furtado, L. Journal of Educational Administration ((2008), 46(3)-Book Review) “Economic Development, Education and Transnational Corporations” by Mark Hanson. 2007.


Presentations (2008-)

  • Attended the HP Catalyst International Grant Director’s Consortia in March 2012, Beijing, China.  
  • Presented at the International CamsTesol Conference, Phnom Peng, Cambodia, February, 2012. “A Rule based Summarization Project in reading Comprehension for Language Learners.”
  • Presented at the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, April, 2011. Teachers Learn to Lead in the Classroom: An Action Research Model.”
  • Conducted a workshop at the California Association of Bilingual Education, Long Beach, March, 2011. “Combine, Ignite, Fuse: The Synergy of ELD/Science.”
  • Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in April, 2010, Denver, Colorado. “Thinking and Doing Approach for Language Development: Teaching ELD Through Science.”
  • Presented at the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) Annual Conference in February, 2010, San Jose, California. “Thinking and Doing Approach for Language Development: Teaching ELD Through Science.”
  • Presented at CERA, November 18-19, 2009. “A Reflective Teacher: An Action Research Model”.
  • Judged 11 student research presentations (8-noon) at CSUDH Student Research Day, Feb 19, 2009.
  • Supported 5 of my student’s Action Research presentation on CSUDH Student Research Day, Feb 19, 2009.
  • Presented “Kindergarten Teachers’ Perceptions of an Inquiry-Science Teaching and Learning Professional Development” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii in January 2009. 
  • Presented “Pathways to Transformative Teacher Leadership” at the 13th Annual Values Conference at Victoria, BC, Canada, Oct, 2008.
  • Presented Cross-Age Read-Aloud Service Learning Partnership Using Multicultural Literature at the CSU Chancellor’s Service Learning Conference in Los Angeles, March, 2008.  See related article here.
  • Presented “Cross-age Read Aloud Partners”, at the CSUDH WASC poster session. Feb 14, 2008.



Research Funding/Awards (1997-)

  • Director of Title V-Part B (POPHA)-Post-baccalaureate Hispanic Education Grant ($2.5million) grant proposal for all 24 Masters Program at CSUDH. “Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies -(PEGS).” (October, 2010-September, 2015). See news article here.
  • Co-Director and PI of HP Catalyst Grant (150,000). “Virtual Learning: Collaboration, Construction in STEM+ Learning.” August 2010-2012. (CSUDH & CAMS). 
  • Collaborated in writing the Title V-STEM grant with Dr. William Franklin (2011). The RFP submission option was not offered by Dept of Education.
  • Initiated and held discussion with Dr. Kamal Hamdan to support the TTT grant from (2009-) with a MA: Curriculum and Instruction (Science Option) program.
  • Submitted (May, 2009) to California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC) grant proposal for ($1 million) in collaboration with Montebello Unified School District and WestEd K-12 Alliance. “SUI Academic Achievement Partnership.” The proposal did not get accepted. Received the WASC mini-grant ($4000) for Civic Engagement study for 2006-2007.
  • Member, SCALE/QED Grant - (2005-) Elementary and Secondary Science curriculum courses and professional development in the MA: Curriculum and Instruction program option for K-12 teachers in Los Angeles
  • Received CSUDH Teaching and Learning Center Research Grant for $1600 to pursue program improvement research study 2003-2004.  
  • Received the Dean's Research fund for 2000 ($2500).
  • Received Service Learning Grant ($3,500) for 2001-2002.
  • Awarded 3 units of assigned time for Spring 1999 to implement a language immersion program at Parkridge Elementary School, Corona/Norco School District, Riverside County, California. 
  • Received the Deans ($3,500) to collect data in India for post doctoral dissertation research.  
  • Received $1,200.00 from the Sally Casanova Memorial Research Development Awards program, Nov 1997. “English Immersion Through Spanish Instruction” pilot study to be developed, implemented, and documented at the Corona/Norco Unified School District by June 1998.


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