Catherine Hahs Brinkley, EdD

Chair and Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education
Program Director, Liberal Studies/Undergraduate Education, K-8

Phone: (626) 857-2284
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Catherine Hahs Brinkley, EdD, has more than 21 years of experience in education, including private schools, public schools including charter schools, and higher education. She is passionate about empowering teaching candidates to make a difference in the lives of their students both within their own community and the global world. Her areas of research interest have led her to partner with teachers in East Africa. She has served as the Multiple Subject Credential program director and the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Liberal Studies program.


  • EdD, Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University
  • MAEd, Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Azusa Pacific University


  • California Clear Multiple Subject Credential

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Active Engagement Teaching Strategies
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Teaching English Language Learners

Courses Taught

  • TESP 502 - Science of Teaching 1
  • TESP 504 - Schools and Systems
  • TESP 511 - Art of Teaching 2
  • TEP 521/SPED 525 - Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing K-8