LMU School of Education has welcomed several tenure-line and clinical faculty this fall—six who began their roles in the fall 2022 term, and one who will join the school in spring 2023. “These scholars bring significant expertise to the SOE in their areas of teaching and learning; educational leadership and administration; and school psychology and counseling,” says SOE Dean Michelle D. Young, Ph.D. “We are grateful and fortunate to welcome them to the LMU SOE community.”
Read more about them below and click the links for their full bios.
Cynthia Alcantar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Administration
Alcantar is the incoming director of the Higher Education Administration program at LMU School of Education. Her research focuses on the social structures that impact the social mobility and integration of racial/ethnic minoritized and immigrant populations in the United States. View bio »
Keisha Chin Goosby, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning
Chin Goosby joined LMU School of Education in January 2022 and is director of the school’s General Education Intern credentialing program. Her research focuses on the educational experiences of undocumented, immigrant, and historically excluded students and the impact that mentors have upon them. View bio »
Christopher Cormier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Cormier is a former special education teacher who taught 1st through 12th grades in Title 1 schools in the greater Los Angeles area. His research focuses on the social and cultural contexts of minoritized learners and teachers in special education. View bio »
Maia Hoskin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology
Hoskin joined LMU School of Education as a visiting professor in August 2020. She has over seven years of school and mental health counseling experience. Her scholarship explores how popular culture, social media, and mediated images of people of color impact various mental health challenges among minoritized persons. View bio »
Dawn Richards, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology
Richards is the fieldwork coordinator for LMU School of Education’s School Psychology program. She was a school psychologist for more than 10 years and worked directly with PK-12 children with a variety of disabilities and mental health challenges. View bio »
Kenzo Sung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Sung began his career as a youth organizer and worked as a public middle school teacher in Oakland, CA prior to entering academia. His research and scholarship have been shaped by his years attending and teaching in urban public schools, and include education policy and leadership, urban education, bilingual education, critical race theory, ethnic studies, political economy, and the history of education. View bio »
Dolores Delgado Bernal, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Leadership and Administration and Teaching and Learning (joint appointment)
Delgado Bernal will join LMU SOE in January 2023 from Cal State L.A. Her scholarship draws from critical race studies, Chicana feminist methodologies, and educational studies to investigate educational (in)equity, Latinx educational pathways, feminista pedagogies, and different forms of resistance. View bio »