Patricia Lynn Nunley

Photo of Patricia Lynn Nunley Department Child Development & Family Studies Department 
 Office Multi-Use Building 247
 Phone (415) 452-5811
 Mailbox MU247
 E-Mail pnunley@ccsf.edu
 Spring 2012 
 Office Hours
 
Spring 2012 Teaching Schedule
CDEV 41M Sub-Teaching in ECE Programs 1.0 34442 001 Lec F 09:10-03:00PM 05/02-05/19 MUB A240 Deadlines Final Book
This class meets on Friday, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2014 only.

EdD Educational Leadership - Mills Collge
M.A. Education ECE (Educational Leadership, Theory, Action and Research), - Mills College
B.S. Business Administration (Marketing) - San Francisco State University
Administration Certificate Child Development, City College of San Francisco

Dr. Nunley has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.

Dr. Nunley is passionate about educational equity for all children and particularly urban children of color. She believes all children can learn and embraces Reggio Emilia and Louis Malaguzzi’s philosophy of catching the ball the child throws.

Dr. Nunley is interested in the out-of-school factors that create opportunity gaps that are manifested in urban classroom environments. Her specific research interest is the synergistic effect of the intersection of racism, sexism, classism, and community violence on the developmental trajectory of young children. Currently she is exploring the implications of research on chronic exposure to traumatic community violence and other factors unique to young African-American males school experience and especially student-teacher classroom interactions, self-regulation mastery, and literacy development.

For her dissertation study, Patricia conceived a model for comprehending the developmental of young urban Black males entitled the RGPV Factor. She has presented her exploratory findings at annual meetings for the American Education Research Association, California Head Start's Edward Zigler Western Research Institute, The National Association for the Education of Young Children and other professional organizations.

As an Educational Consultant, Patricia provides services to Head Start Programs, Unified School Districts, and Private Early Education Programs. She is currently a member of the School Design Team for a proposed charter school targeting Black Males. The school will be operated by the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, its proposed opening date is Fall 2012. Her goal is to create a laboratory school that prepares teachers to effectively educate urban children of color.


Dr. Nunley participated in college faculty focus groups convened for the purpose of developing the Preschool Curriculum Framework, a standardized curriculum for the State of California.

She was invited to Washington, DC as a Federal Reviewer for the Early Head Start and Head Start Expansion Grant. She also went to Washington, DC to review Fatherhood grants for the Office of Family Assistance.

Dr. Nunley has shared her expertise in professional development workshop presentations during CCSF Flex Day and CCSF’s annual CCSF conference for Math, Science Career &> Technical Education Conference for K-14 Teachers and Future Teachers.

She is a Member of ECE Leaders Today and Tomorrow, and a regular Participant in Pre-K Advocacy Day in Sacramento. As an Early Childhood Instructor, she was a member of a team of Educators selected to testify before Sacramento Legislators on Pre-K Advocacy Day Working with Families We Call at Risk. She was also selected to testify before California Commission on the Status of Women Affordable Childcare for Mothers Moving From Welfare to Work.

Dr. Nunley participates in CCSF’s Multi-Cultural Infusion Project and has presented a mini-research project on working with Chinese Immigrant ECE Students.

She is an Asa Hillard - Barbara Sizemore Fellow. :



The American Education Reserach Association
The Association of Black Psychologist
California Head Start Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Black Child Development Institute, Inc.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children
Association of Christian School International
The East Bay Association for the Education of Young Children
The Black Infant Health Advisory Group


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