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José Luis Chávez - Drexel University Clinical Professor for MS in Higher Education
Clinical Professor
Program Director, Higher Education Leadership and Global and International Education

José Luis Chávez, EdD


EdD, University of Southern California
MA, University of San Francisco
BA, San Diego State University

Program Affiliation

MS, Higher Education
EdD, Educational Leadership & Management
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
José Luis Chávez is a Clinical Professor in the School of Education’s Higher Education Program and Educational Leadership & Management Program. His research interests include leadership in community college systems, multicultural education, online & blended education, as well as community and partnership development.  Chávez’s latest publication was titled “The Transformation of Online and Blended Educational Programs in Higher Education.” He can be reached at 916-325-4690 and at