Johanna Filp-Hanke


Phone: 707-664-2280

Office: Stevenson Hall 2010A

Office Hours by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Johanna Filp-Hanke

Professor, Department of Early Childhood Studies

Courses Taught

Biography Statement

I came to California from Santiago, Chile in 1996, when I joined the Early Childhood Education Program at SSU. I grew up in Chile and have also lived in Canada and Germany. In Chile I researched the developmental needs of children in poor urban areas, quality improvement of education in poor communities, quality preschool programs and family-school collaboration. At SSU I have focused on how immigrant children and their families can best be supported in early childhood education. I also am interested in scholarship of teaching, where I focus on student engagement in higher education.


  • PhD, Albert-Ludwig-University, 1987
  • MA, University of British Colombia, 1970
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 1968

Research Interests

  • Early Childhood
  • Parent Participation
  • Teacher Development

Academic & Professional Experience

  • School Psychologist at the Pearkes Clinic for Handicapped Children, Victoria, Canada.
  • Academic Director at the Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo de la Educacion, Santiago, Chile.
  • Director School of Psychology Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago, Chile.
  • Professor, School of Education, Sonoma State University.

Recent Scholarship and Publications

  • Needs of Newcomer Children.
  • Family-School Partnerships.
  • Impact of Kindergarten on school achievement in grade one.
  • Qualities of effective grade one teachers.
  • Use of Open Sources in College Education.