Jared Stallones, Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
335 Dickey Hall
Jared Stallones joined the faculty in 2016 and serves as Department Chair. He teaches in the teacher preparation programs with expertise in social studies education, creating positive classroom environments, curriculum development, and clinical practice.
Dr. Stallones earned a B.A. and secondary social science teaching credential at the University of Texas at Austin and embarked on a twenty-year career as a teacher and school administrator in Texas. During that time, he earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Texas.
Dr. Stallones began his career in higher education as an Assistant Professor of History at Fresno State University. He then moved to the Department of Education at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, where he taught courses in the elementary and secondary teaching credential programs and coordinated the secondary teaching credential across multiple colleges. He also served as Department Chair and in leadership positions in the campus and statewide academic senates. Dr. Stallones then moved to Long Beach State University, where he served as Professor of Secondary Education and oversaw secondary credential programs across the campus and worked with dozens of school districts.
Throughout his career, Dr. Stallones has been interested in connecting schools with universities and their larger communities. In Austin, he won the YMCA Distinguished Service Award for connecting schools with legislative and legal to revive a moribund YMCA Youth and Government program. In Fresno, he served as Co-Director of the San Joaquin Valley History-Social Science Project, one of several regional subject matter projects supported by the University of California Office of the President. In that role, he worked with local teachers to determine their professional development needs and design programs to meet them. In Pomona, he developed a Professional Development School with a neighboring district and authored and led two USDOE Teaching American History grants amounting to nearly two million dollars to provide professional development opportunities for area teachers. At Long Beach State, he created the California State University Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning, a grant-funded project to prepare teachers, school counselors, and site administrators for service in Linked Learning settings. Linked Learning is a College and Career Readiness reform that is transforming the educational experience of over 600,000 high school students in California and many more nationwide. He currently works with the Academies of Lexington to implement similar school reforms.
Dr. Stallones has authored four books and over 65 articles and presentations on education history, biography, and philosophy, and has been recognized for his scholarship with two Cal Poly Pomona Golden Leaves Awards, and an Article of the Year Award from the American Educational History Journal. He has held leadership roles in the Organizational of Educational Historians, the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, the California Council for the Social Studies, and the California Council on Teacher Education, and he is currently general editor of the History of Education Book Series.