Kathleen Fink, PhD
Ralph is an assistant professor on the faculty in the Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research. A California native, he is a former 3rd grade bilingual teacher-researcher who in 2004 founded the Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory ( ourCoLab.org ). Spanning the US and Finland, the CoLab is a creativity-centric Networked Interdisciplinary and Innovating Community of K-University practitioners. Ralph draws on complementary perspectives from the fields of anthropology, literacy, art and design in order to collaboratively build, and study, how we co-construct vibrant learning and teaching cultures. He brings this collective and transdisciplinary perspective to the ED Collabitat.