Randall Souviney

Teaching Professor Emeritus

Randall Souviney, Senior Lecturer Emeritus and past Director of Education Studies, retired in January 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Education from Arizona State University in 1977. He has served as the principal investigator on several research and development projects, notably the Indigenous Mathematics Project that studied elementary mathematics teaching and learning in Papua New Guinea, the National Network Testbed InternNet Project that experimented with internet resources for teacher education, the Community of Explorers Project that introduced network-enabled science simulations to practicing teachers, and the Visualizing Earth Project that developed online visualization tools to facilitate the use of space-based imagery in middle school science instruction. He currently is one of the lead researchers for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) project that has developed a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved assessment instrument for preservice teachers. He has authored or co-authored over 100 teacher education articles and books on mathematics, science, and computer education, including Solving Math Problems Kids Care About, 2nd Edition (Good Year Books, 2006), Performance Assessment and Electronic Portfolios (The Clearing House, 2005), Visualizing Earth From the Classroom (Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal, 1999), The EarthKAM Project: Creating Space Imaging Tools for Teaching and Learning (Computers and Geoscience, 2000), and a middle school text series preAlgebra & Algebra Makes Sense (Dale Seymour Publications, 2001, 2002).

  • Ph.D. in Education (Mathematics), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, August 1977
  • M.A. in Mathematics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, June 1971
  • B.A. in Mathematics, University of Maine, Orono, ME, June 1968
  • California Standard Services Credential – K-12 with Principalship, 1974.
  • Standard California Elementary Credential – K-12, 1968.
  • Standard California Secondary Credential – Mathematics and English, 1968.
  • California Community College Instructors Credential – Mathematics, 1972.
  • Private Pilot License, 1974; Instrument Rating, 1992.



Full CV

Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Education Studies, January 2008.

Director, Education Studies (Academic Administrator VII, Step 7), University of California, San Diego – Education Studies offers a Master of Education degree coordinated with the California Multiple and Single Subject Credentials; a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning: Curriculum Design and Bilingual Education (ASL-English); a Doctor of Education in Teaching & Learning and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (in collaboration with SDSU and CSUSM); a Minor in Education Studies that include service-learning courses in the Partner @ Learning Program. The Director's responsibilities include academic personnel, budget oversight, supervision of student admissions and advising, academic program development, relations with schools, liaison with the State agencies and UCOP, and overall program administration, 1999-present.

Co-Director, Teacher Education Program, University of California, San Diego, 1997-1998.

Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment – Teaching interests include mathematics education, computer and network applications in education, research methods and curriculum design, 1992-present (on leave 1992-93).

Visiting Scholar – University of Auckland and Oxford University, 1992-93.

Lecturer & Associate Coordinator, Teacher Education Program, University of California, San Diego, 1981-1996.

Director – Indigenous Mathematics Project, Papua New Guinea (UNESCO), 1979-81.

Supervisor and Lecturer – Teacher Education Program, University of California, San Diego. Taught mathematics and science methods courses for preprofessional teacher candidates and supervised field experience, 1973-81 (on leave 1979–81).

Director – Gifted and Talented Program, Santee School District, California, 1973-74.

Teacher – (Elementary & Secondary) Santee School district, Santee, California, 1968-73.

Teacher – (Elementary & Secondary) Whitefield School, Whitefield, Maine, 1966-68.