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Spies-Bornemann Building
3245 Regent Avenue
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91360
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Mon–Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm for chapel

Dr. Lorri Santamaría

Director of Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence

Dr. Lorri Santamaría holds a PhD in Bilingual Multicultural Special Education from the University of Arizona. Her professional career has taken her from Cal State San Marcos as a full professor in the College of Education, to the University of Auckland New Zealand as the Head of School for the School of Teacher Preparation, and most recently here to Ventura County since 2017 as the Director and principal investigator for the Healing the Soul project at the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project, which many of us will know by its acronym MICOP.

Dr. Santamaría has numerous publications within the scope of this position, including, among others, the books Applied critical leadership: Choosing change and Culturally responsive leadership in higher education: Praxis promoting access, equity and improvement.

Today she connects her active research agenda and her grounding as a faculty member to her presentation topic titled “How would you lead a faculty development session on creating an equitable classroom? Please include how to evaluate at least two key features of a course syllabus through a DEI lens.”

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Dr. Lorri Santamaría
Phone: (805) 493-3368