Professor, Co-Director of Teacher Education, Dolly & David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education, University of California, Davis
Chris Faltis holds degrees from San Francisco State University, San José State University, and Stanford University, where he earned an MA and PhD. Prior to coming to UC Davis, he served on the faculties of Arizona State University and the Universities of Alabama and Nevada. Faltis was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.
In 2001, he received the American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award. Faltis has worked with schools and school districts in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas to strengthen teaching and learning.
His work focuses on language diversity from critical hybridity theory to promote the creation of robust learning environments in which local language practices contribute to learning, interaction, and performance. Faltis is also an oil painter, whose work has been shown in Arizona, Georgia, and Texas and often addresses education themes.