Loredana Carson, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Master in Public Policy and Administration

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Email: carson@callutheran.edu
Phone: 805-493-3002


  • Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication
    Based on over 20 years of working with international students and also conducting workplace language training I have compiled a number of strategies to avoid cross-cultural confusion and misunderstanding.

  • Advocating for a Cause
    How to advocate for a cause on a local or state level. What are the most effective forms of advocacy? How to use social media as an advocacy tool. How to start a grass-roots campaign.

  • Public Sector Careers
    Often individuals think of the public sector as just encompassing elected officials or top members of state and federal government. However, right here in Ventura County we are currently facing a shortage of excellent careers in the public sector in local government. This talk explains the different careers available and the career paths for those interested in these positions.

Loredana Carson, M.P.P.A., Ed.D., is a full-time faculty member of the MPPA department and serves as the department Academic Advisor. She also teaches Human Capital Management well as Talent Recruitment and Selection in the MBA program. In addition, she teaches the Foundation courses for  all International students in the School of Management, including the MBA program, MPPA program, and MSIT programs. The course (Advanced Academic Practices) focuses on the academic writing and communication skills required by graduate students at the university as well as presenting library research skills and citation style guides. She also teaches Human Resource Management for the Public Sector in the MPPA Program as well as teaching Education Policy and Communication Skills for the Public Sector. She served on the Academic Integrity committee that helped revise and reframe the academic integrity guidelines for the School of Management, making the policies easier to follow and to implement.  In 2016-17, she was a member of Cohort XXII in the Ventura County Leadership Academy. As of 2017-2018 she is the faculty advisor of the campus chapter of PIHRA, a human resource group for professionals. Another facet of her position is that she coordinates noncredit courses for government sector employees in areas related to leadership, ethics, supervisory skill training and other workplace issues.