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John Pascarella III

Faculty in Residence
McCarthy Honors Residential College

Associate Professor of Clinical Education
USC Rossier School of Education


Phone: 213.740.0159

Ph.D., Culture and Values in Education
M.A., Teaching English Language Arts and Literature
B.A., English Literature and African American Studies.

Bio + Fun Facts:
John Pascarella III is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education and Chief Academic Officer of K12 Equity Leadership Academic for the USC Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California. Since 2012, John has served as Faculty in Residence in USC McCarthy Honors Residential College and South Residential College. From 2015-19, John served as Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. During his tenure as chair, Rossier rose in its national rankings to the #18 Secondary Teacher Education Program (USNWR, 2019). From 2011-15, he served as Director of Fieldwork for Academic Programs at Rossier, during which time he led a video teacher performance assessment study with Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to his appointments at USC, John taught English Language Arts and Literature in urban New Jersey and teacher education courses at Montclair State University, McGill University, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. John is co-chair of the USC Academic Senate-Provost Joint Committee on Information Services and is member of the Rossier Teaching Taskforce. In 2013, John founded and developed “College Access Day,” a full-day campus immersion event that annually welcomes 300+ youth from low-income communities to engage them in a series of workshops, panels, tours, and events focused on college admissions literacy, the on-campus college experience, and financial aid literacy.