Ralph Córdova, Ph.D.
Developer of ResponsiveDesign, a Theory of Inquiry & Innovation
I enter my 25th year in the profession an accomplished and practiced teacher-researcher and leader; a published theorist, and an ethnographic designer of vibrant learning cultures. And still, I know the best is yet to come.
My pedagogical and theoretical perspectives—the ability to build and lead teams to create something altogether innovative—have shaped how I got to now. I am the developer of ResponsiveDesign, a theory of inquiry and innovation. I am the Executive Creative Director and Lead Researcher of the ED Collabitat in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
My intellectual roots are grounded in my growing up teaching as a bilingual elementary teacher in Santa Barbara, CA; shaped by the National Writing Project culture; and sharpened through the process of completing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of California Santa Barbara.
The last decade has seen me route a journey of learning and discovery as a faculty member and leader in higher education toward the development of a theoretical perspective called Cultural Landscapes for Learning; a perspective that is practiced and further developed by my research community called the Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory (CoLab).