Ann Diver-Stamnes, Chair of the Department of Education
Chair of the Education Department, Ann Diver-Stamnes has taught at HSU since 1990. She received her B.A. in English Grammar and Composition from Johnston College of the University of Redlands, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Ann is Secondary Education (SED) Program Leader, teaches in the SED Program and the M.A. in Education, and chairs a number of thesis committees. Ann has taught high school English in a myriad of settings, including rural, suburban, and inner-city locales. As a high school teacher at Jordan High School in the Watts community of Los Angeles, she ran successful peer counseling and future teacher programs that provided service to local elementary schools, meals to the homeless in downtown Los Angeles, peer and cross-age tutors and counselors, and conflict management services, among others.
In the year 2000, she received HSU Outstanding Professor Award as well as the California Teacher Educator of the Year Award by the Credential Counselors and Analysts of California.
Ann has published four books and is currently at work on her fifth that deals with adolescent development, social perceptions of adolescence, and the ways in which current knowledge on adolescent development is utilized in the assignment of penalties for wrongdoing within the juvenile justice system.