Student Spotlights

Learn about our current students leadership and scholarship contributions!

Doctoral student making significant contributions in scholarly research

Doctoral student Luis M. Andrade is already an accomplished research scholar. He has published in both books and research journals. One of his published articles is titled: “Cultural pedagogy as motivation and the role of “institutional agents” in intercollegiate debate.” This was published in the book Disturbing Argument, Edited by Catherine Palczewski.

He also collaborated with with fellow doctoral students and faculty member Dr. Ding-Jo Currie in publishing “Applying organizational leadership theory to evaluate a community college orientation and preparation program with predominantly Latino/a students”. This was published in the SAGE Research Methods Cases (in press, 2015).

Additionally, Luis M. Andrade presented his research at a conference held at the University of California, Irvine, titled “A qualitative study of Adelante’s cohort II perceptions of the program and cohort I’s first year at UCI and CSUF.”

A big congratulations to Luis for all of his accomplishments! We are so proud and honored to have him in our doctoral program.



MSHE and Doctoral students attend Gender Equality Conference

Faculty member Dr. Ding-Jo Currie who sits on the board for Women on The Move Network, sponsored scholars to attend a conference titled Gender Equality: Issues Obstacles Solutions. The theme “Am I There Yet?” is centered on exploring new topics such as racism, sexism, workplace violence, LGBT, and bullying. The keynote speaker was renowned professor F. Michael Higginbotham. Our Doctoral and MSHE scholars were present and participated in finding solutions to gender issues.

We are happy to see our students engaging and advocating for equality for all people.


Doctoral and MSHE students attend the Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Conference


Dr. Carol Lundberg, Mashonda Salsberry, Jovannys Mejia, Tina M. King, and Dr. Fujimoto. (left to right)

Many of our students, alumni and faculty attended this inspiring conference geared to celebrating and strengthening the Student Affairs profession. Our very own Vice President of Affairs Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes was the keynote speaker.

There were many highlights at the conference:

  • Dr. Carol Lundberg facilitated a panel about research in student affairs.
  • MSHE and doctoral students represented our department in the Grad School Fair.
  • Doctoral student and Student Affairs Advisor Tina M. King participated as a panelist for the “Pursuing an Ed.D. vs. a Ph.D.” session.
  • Department chair Dr. John Hoffman and Tina M. King participated in a session entitled “Sculpting Race”.


Doctoral Student Lorena Marque

Doctoral Student Lorena Marque

Doctoral Student Lorena Marque represents Ed Leadership Department and President Ortiz (Cal Poly Pomona) at HACU Conference

Doctoral student Lorena Marquez represented our doctoral program and President Ortiz from her institution Cal Poly Pomona at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities(HACU) conference.

She outreached and recruited and networked with other Hispanic educators and professionals in education, business, and the community. We are proud to see our doctoral students networking with other educational leaders across the nation!






Doctoral student Renah Wolzinger invited to the White House

Renah Wolzinger

Renah Wolzinger

Doctoral student Renah Wolzinger  was invited to the White House for the release of new TAACCCT grant dollars. This funding will be used to help community college students obtain jobs. We are proud to have dedicated doctoral students who want to make positive changes in their community.



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Page updated: November 13, 2014