Faculty

Soleste Hilberg
  • Title
    • Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Teacher Education
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2280
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, McHenry 2159
  • Mail Stop Education Department
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Education

Summary of Expertise

Formative assessment, classroom observation research, equity pedagogy

Biography, Education and Training

Soleste Hilberg is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Teacher Education at UCSC. She has three degrees from UCSC: an M.A. in Education Research (1998), an M.S. in Computer Engineering (2005) and a Ph.D. in Education (2012). Her B.S. is in mathematics and computer science. She also has teaching and administrative services credentials. At the UC Berkeley Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence she was a senior research analyst and project manager. At SRI International Center for Technology in Learning she was an Institutional Partnership Manager, Program Manager and Principal Investigator of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. At UCSC, Dr. Hilberg was a research specialist and managed a number of research projects for the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence. She was also a math teacher and school administrator in a number of capacities including Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability, and Coordinator of Assessment.