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Dr. Betty McEady is a Professor and Coordinator of the Single Subject Program at Brandman University-Walnut Creek Campus, where she joined the Brandman School of Education in 2008. Her teaching career began in 1966 in secondary schools in Florida, Georgia, and eventually community colleges in California for over 18 years. She completed a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Reading/Language Arts at the University of San Francisco, and this launched her twenty-five year career in teacher education in the California State University system at various campuses.
Dr. McEady was a founding faculty at California State University, Monterey Bay/CSUMB, (from 1995- 2007), where she chaired the Departments of Liberal Studies and Teacher Education and served as interim director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. It was at CSUMB where she enhanced her skills in designing outcomes-based curriculum in teacher education and liberal arts, writing and developing documentation for regional and national accreditation, chairing the faculty senate, and organizing and facilitating faculty learning communities. When she retired from the CSU system, she was awarded Faculty Emerita status in recognition for her contributions to the development and initial accreditation of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.
Additional professional activity and scholarship include: teacher training and development in West Africa as a Fulbright Scholar, and recent chapters in three books on: (1) a “Study of ‘Best Practices’ in Assessment: A Visible and Public Learning Process,” (2) “Restoring Soul to Education: Reflections on the Division of Spirit from Matter in Teaching and Learning,” and (3) Collaboration and Peak Performance of Faculty in Learning Communities.
As a professional educator and life-long learner, Dr. McEady holds two California credentials in secondary education and community college. She earned a certificate in Women in Higher Education at Bryn Mawr College, and she is completing research for a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in Community Psychology. She has served on numerous faculty leadership committees at various institutions of higher education.