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Stella Erbes

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 310
Phone: (310) 506-4271
Fax: (310) 506-7307

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, 2002
  • M.A., Education, University of California Santa Barbara, 1999
  • M.A., Spanish, University of California Santa Barbara, 1995
  • B.A., Spanish, Pepperdine University, 1991, Cum Laude
  • Educational Psychology
  • KECK First Year Seminar - Discovering the Secret to Inspirational Teaching
  • Student Teaching in the Secondary School I & II
  • Educational Technology Workshop
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Summer 2008, Finalist for the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University.
  • 2005-2006: Seaver College Named Fellowship, 1994
  • 2004: Recognized Mentor for Seaver College Honor Wall for Fulbright Scholar, Ashley Foster, 1997
  • Member, Computer Using Educators
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
Academic Interests:
  • Beginning Teacher Support
  • Educational Technology
  • Undergraduate Research
Selected Works:
  • Erbes, S. & Klingel. A. (2012, July-Sept.). "What Can A Student Teacher Learn from Undergraduate Research?" Kappa Delta Pi Record Journal, 100-104
  • Erbes, S, Folkerts, M., Gergis, C., Pederson, S., & Stivers. H. (2009). "Understanding how cognitive psychology can inform and improve Spanish vocabulary acquisition in high school classrooms." Journal of Instructional Psychology, in press.
  • Erbes, S. (2008). "Interdisciplinary efforts used to assess research experiences for undergraduates." Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 29(2), 34-42.
  • Erbes, S. (2007). What teachers should know but textbooks don't show. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • June 2012: "An Introduction to Sakai for New Faculty", session presented at the annual Sakai Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • April 2012: Keynote Speaker, Loqui Event: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA (
  • Fall 2009: "The Scholarship of Teaching", session presented at the annual Teaching Professor Conference, Boston, MA
  • March 2011: "Greatest Hits CUE 2006-2010 & Imagining the Future", session presented at the Computer Using Educators (CUE) Conference in Palm Springs, CA
  • April 2009: Poster presentation, American Educational Research Association, "Interdisciplinary Efforts Used to Assess Research Experiences for Undergraduates". Co-presented with student: Sarah Beth Moore.
  • March 2009: Co-Keynote Speaker with Dr. Stephen Davis, Summer Undergraduate Research Banquet, Pepperdine University.
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