Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Alicia Alonzo, PhD, is a Professor of Teacher Education and Director of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (CITE) Ph.D. program. She is the recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Alonzo’s work has considered assessment practices at both the classroom level (as science teachers use interactions with students to tailor instruction and generate professional knowledge) and at the large-scale level (as state, national, and international assessments signal what is valued as learning in science classrooms). Much of her research has focused on tools (learning progressions) and knowledge (pedagogical content knowledge) underlying classroom assessment practices. Currently, Dr. Alonzo is interested in applying her previous research to explore how elementary teacher candidates develop racial equity practices.