Dr. James Zarrillo is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. In September of 2009, he accepted the position of Interim Associate Dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies. Dr. Zarrillo's area of scholarly interest is the elementary school curriculum; specifically, children's literature, reading instruction, and social studies. Dr. Zarrillo is the author five books, several chapters in edited books and many journal articles. Dr. Zarrillo has been a member of the faculty at CSU East Bay since 1995. He was Chair of the Department of Teacher Education from 1995-1999, again in 2004-2007, and once more from January to June of 2009. He served as the Assistant Dean for Technology and Accountability in the College of Education and Allied Studies in 2001-2002. Prior to coming to CSU East Bay, Dr. Zarrillo was a member of the faculty at CSU Long Beach from 1988 - 1995. He taught elementary school in Burbank, California, from 1976- 1986.