Picfair Village Neighborhood Representative
EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Dr. Sylvester E. Robertson, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Education, from Drake University, a Master’s Degree (MA) in Teacher Education Training from Governors State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology (MS), and a Doctorate in Institutional Management (Ed. D) from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in technology management. His professional experiences include teaching in K-8, high school, and community college.
His responsibilities at California State University at San Bernardino were teaching technology credential courses to pre-service and in-service teachers. He also taught graduate courses for the Instructional Technology and Integrative Studies Programs. Sylvester has worked in this capacity as a full-time faculty member at CSUSB since 1990. His areas of expertise are integration of technology into instruction especially for communities of color and development of instructional technology models for schools. He has supervised pre-service teachers within the four counties of Southern California and worked with schools in Palm Springs, Fontana, Riverside, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino City, Snowline, Inglewood, Compton, and LAUSD School Districts.
In addition, Dr. Robertson was a member of International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), Society of Information Technology (SITE), and Computer Using Educators (CUE). Over the last twenty years he has presented presentations, models, and papers at each of these conferences. Prior to his university teaching, Dr. Robertson worked has as a special education consultant for Prescription Learning Corporation (PLC) designing reading and math labs for public school systems. During that time, they developed microcomputer labs commonly known as Integrated Learning Systems (ILS) which he was responsible for their high school and community college labs.
Sylvester retired in 2011 from CSUSB. In 2012, the family moved from Pasadena CA back to Los Angeles (Picfair Village area). There he continued his community involvement joining Picfair Village Community Association (PVCA) and was elected vice president in 2013. In 2014, he was elected to the PICONC board representing PVCA.
Dr. Robertson ‘s philosophy is putting his people skills and educational expertise to work in the community as one way of sharing and staying connected.