Andrea Goldfien

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Dr. Andrea Goldfien is Graduate Coordinator and lecturer for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She teaches the research support seminar for first year doctoral students which focuses on educational scholarship and conceptualization of problems of practice for research. Dr. Goldfien has a keen interest in supporting students clarify their research interests and study design and currently serves on several dissertation committees.

As Co-Principal Investigator working with Dr. Norena Norton Badway, Dr. Goldfien recently completed a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant examining community college pathways to advanced education and careers in emergent technologies.  Before earning her doctorate, Dr. Goldfien was a California public school elementary teacher and taught kindergarten and middle school in Kobe, Japan.

Her research interests include pedagogy and curriculum, increasing access in STEM education, and faculty/teacher leadership. 


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, San Francisco State University

M.A., Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation, University of California Berkeley

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Dominican University of California

B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University


Goldfien, A. C., & Badway, N. N. (2015).Tempered radicals: Faculty leadership in interdisciplinary curricular change. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 39, 314-323.

Goldfien, A. C., & Badway, N. N. (2014). Engaging faculty for innovative STEM bridge programs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(2-3), 122–130.