John Pascarella

Expert in teacher education, with an emphasis on new media literacies, critical theory and alternative methods to HIV/AIDS education in K-12 settings

Associate Professor of Clinical Education at USC Rossier School of Education

Chief Academic Officer of K12 Equity Leadership at USC Race and Equity Center

Faculty in Residence at USC McCarthy Honors Residential College

Co-Chair of USC Academic Senate Committee on Information Services


  • Teacher Education
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Racial Equity Education
  • Urban Education
  • Digital Media Literacy
  • Secondary English Language Arts & Literature Education
  • Secondary Literacy
  • HIV and AIDS Prevention Education
  • Social Science Qualitative Research Methods

Additional Information

  • Leads the academic development of professional learning and organizational change racial equity leadership academies for K-12 leaders that focus on combatting institutional, structural, systemic, cultural, and individual racism in K-12 schools
  • Taught English Language Arts and Literature in urban New Jersey high schools
  • Served as an Adjunct Professor of Education at Montclair State University
  • Served as a Course Lecturer of Education at McGill University
  • Served as Visiting Researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Earned a Ph.D. in Culture and Values in Education from McGill University
  • Earned M.A. in Teaching from Montclair State University
  • Earned B.A. in English Literature and African American Studies from the University of Central Florida
  • Received $110,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the use of video-based teacher performance assessments

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