Anna Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz has been a student development educator in the classroom as a professor or as a practitioner in the field for over 30 years. Her research interests center around college student development, primarily in the areas of ethnic identity development, multicultural education and professional issues in student affairs; having authored a range of publications including books, articles and book chapters. She received her doctorate from UCLA and has served on the faculty at Michigan State University. Dr. Ortiz is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and American Educational Research Association, having held leadership positions in each of them. She most recently served as the founding director of the NASPA Faculty Division. At Long Beach, she serves on the faculty of the Student Development in Higher Education Program and led the Educational Doctorate for 10 years. She was also instrumental in the creation of the Educational Leadership Department.