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Jose Chavez

José Luis Chávez, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Higher Education
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management


Ed.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of San Francisco
B.A., San Diego State University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Multicultural Education
  • Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
  • Online Education
  • Blended Education
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Strategic Planning and Accreditation
  • Resource Development/Grant Writing

Research Interests:

  • Leadership in community college systems 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice 
  • Multicultural Education 
  • Online and blended education 
  • Student/faculty recruitment and retention 
  • Community and partnership development 
  • Program assessment and evaluation 
  • Strategic Planning and Accreditation

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education Clinical Professor 
  • California State University, Sacramento Professor 
  • Riverside Community College Dean of Student Services 
  • College of the Desert (Palm Desert, Ca.) TRiO Director
  • Cabrillo College (Aptos, Ca.) Director of Student Activities 
  • Cabrillo College Director of Financial Aid 
  • Cabrillo College Director of Outreach 
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education Director of Educational Support Services 
  • San Diego City Schools Teacher/Soccer Coach


  • Chávez, J. (2010). The Transformation of Online and Blended Educational Programs in Higher Education. XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Bordering, Re-Bordering and New Possibilities in Education and Society Conference. Istanbul, Turkey, June 14 – 18, 2010.
  • Chávez, J. (2010). Pay It Forward: The Future of Higher Education "Está en Sus Manos." American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc., Fifth Annual National Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, March 4-6, 2010.
  • Chávez, J. (2010). Program Assessment, Evaluation, and Performance Reporting. The Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas Institute, February 7-14, 2010.
  • Chávez, J. and Cintrón J. (2010). Establish Professional Communities for Change.Empowering At-Risk Student Conference, Touro University, October 9, 2010. Vallejo, California.
  • Chávez, J. (2009). Higher Education and Shifting U.S. Demographics: Need for Visible Administrative Career Paths, Professional Development, and Succession Planning & Commitment to Diversity. Academic Leadership Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, April 29, 2009.
  • Chávez, J. (2009). Higher Education and shifting U.S. Demographics: Need for Visible Administrative Career Paths, Professional Development, and Succession Planning & Commitment to Diversity. International Journal of Arts & Science, Bad Hofgastein, Austria and London, England, June 5-9, 2009.
  • Chávez, J (2009). Culturally Responsive Instruction for Higher Education. International Journal of Arts & Science, Bad Hofgastein, Austria. June 1-4, 2008, (See Conference Program for International Journal of Arts & Science Conference).
  • Chávez, J. (2009). "Capacity Building and Program Evaluation," for The Center for Human Services; University of California, Davis Extension; Diné (Navajo) Nation, Window Rock, AZ, February 5 - 7, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska, June 12-13, 2009.
  • Chávez, J. (2008). "Key Administrative Elements in Operating a Successful Program," The United States Department of Heath & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Regional XVIII, Tribal TANF Programs, Prior Lake, Minnesota; April 8 & 9, 2008.
  • Chávez, J. (2008). Multicultural Leadership for Effective Change, 14th Annual Multicultural Education Conference at CSU, Sacramento; February 21, 2008. Using research gather from Native American communities, I was able to present on "Multicultural Leadership for Effective Change," that included a multicultural leadership framework for impacting lasting organizational change in education systems.