• Title: The Best Teachers' Test Preparation for the CSET Multiple Subjects : California Subject Matter Examinations for Teachers
  • Author: Michelle DenBeste Ph.D., Melissa Jordine Ph.D., James L Love M.A.T., Maire Mullins Ph.D., Ted Nickel Ph.D., Jin H. Yan Ph.D.
  • Released: 2005-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 624
  • ISBN: 0738600172
  • ISBN13: 978-0738600178
  • ASIN: 0738600172
About the Author Michelle DenBeste, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. DenBeste continues to actively research, discuss and publish material in the fields of Russian history and the history of women. Her numerous publications include “Emerging Professionalism: Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia,” published in Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science (Vol. XXVII, 2002, 275-294) and “Publish or Perish? The Scientific Publications of Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia,” in Dynamis: The International Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. 19, 1999, 215-240. She has also been actively involved in creating and teaching the World History course at Fresno State University, and sponsoring conference panels in regard to specific aspects of teaching World History.

Melissa Jordine, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Jordine teaches courses on World History, Modern European History and Military History. She has presented papers at both regional and national conferences and is currently working on an article relating to the image of Erwin Rommel and the German forces who fought in North Africa during World War II. She has also been actively involved in the San Joaquin History Social Science Project. This project sponsors summer seminars and lectures designed to increase the knowledge of secondary school teachers in regard to current scholarship and resources relating to topics covered by the California Social Science Standards.

James L. Love, M.A.T., teaches part-time at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, and runs a tutoring service. He has taught Advanced Placement- and International Baccalaureate-level physics in Texas secondary schools and holds two advanced degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. In the course of his distinguished teaching career, Mr. Love, now semi-retired, won a number of National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy awards for advanced study and training at national labs, including Kitt Peak Observatory, the Fermi Laboratory, and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory. He continues a seven-year association with International Baccalaureate as an examiner for extended essays in physics.

Maire Mullins, Ph.D., serves as Co-editor and Poetry Editor of the journal Christianity and Literature and teaches as a Visiting Lecturer in the Social Action and Justice Seminar at Pepperdine University. Her articles on Walt Whitman have appeared in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, The Walt Whitman Encyclopedia (Garland P, 1998), Tohoku Journal of American Studies (Sendai, Japan), and The American Transcendental Quarterly. She has also written articles on Willa Cather, Hisaye Yamamoto, Isak Dinesen, and William Butler Yeats, and published in the journal Academic Leader.

Ted Nickel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in psychology at Fresno Pacific University, received his B.A. from Tabor College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA. His desire always has been to be a teacher. Several years teaching at the elementary level, including special education, concluded in teaching at the college level for 31 years. During that period he taught in the Early Childhood Education Program at UCLA under Norma Feshbach, at the University of Tulsa, Tabor College, and for 18 years at Fresno Pacific University. His long career also included several administrative positions (Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Tulsa, Vice President at Tabor College, and Dean of the Graduate School at Fresno Pacific University). He has been an active reviewer of books and films, primarily for Scientific American, has presented papers at conventions, and has been published in refereed journals. Skiing and the building and flying of airplanes are his primary avocational interests.

Jin H. Yan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of kinesiology at California State University at Hayward. He received his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training from Arizona State University, and an M.A. from San Jose State University. His area of expertise is in the field of lifespan/developmental motor control and learning. Over the last 10 years Dr. Yan has worked extensively with individuals at all ages and with various levels of motor, physical, and cognitive capabilities (including motor disorders of children with ADHD or learning disabilities, and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease). He enjoys physical activities like basketball, golfing, and swimming.

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