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Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Rana Houshmand
Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Rana Houshmand

Rana Houshmand, EdD, is an assistant professor of practice, leading a two-year cohort in the secondary Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP), as well as teaching in the Curriculum and Instruction master's program. She holds a BA in English literature from University of Oregon, and an MEd in education from Portland State University. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University in 2014. Dr. Houshmand's focus is on all things literacy, with a specific focus on writing literacy and the Socratic method. Prior to joining the GSE and CI faculty, she taught English language arts at the high school level for 10 years. Her research interests include writing literacy, social dimensions of the k-12 classroom, teacher preparatory mentorship, and social justice. 

Rana Houshmand, EdD
Portland State University
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction 
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Ave.
Room: FAB 290X
Portland, Oregon  97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-9322