Dr. Ortiz has been a student development educator in the classroom as a professor or as a practitioner in the field for more than 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 served 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. In 2022 she was named interim dean of the College of Education and in 2023 appointed dean.
Ph.D. Higher Education and Organizational Change , University of California, Los Angeles , 1997
M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University , 1987
B.S. Human Development , University of California, Davis , 1985
Haviland, D., Ortiz, A. M., Henriques, L. (in press). Shaping your career: A guide for early career faculty. Arlington, VA: Stylus Publishing. Anticipated September 2017.
Arminio, J. & Ortiz, A. M. (2017). Professionalism in student affairs. In J. H. Schuh & V. Torres (eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession, 6th edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ortiz, A. M. (2016). Qualitative interviews (pp. 47-61) In F. Stage, & K. Manning (Eds.) Diverse research approaches and methods applied to the college environment, 2nd edition. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
Ortiz, A. M. & Waterman, S. (2016). The changing student population. In G. S. McClellan & J. Stringer (eds), The handbook for student affairs administration, 4th edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Marin, S. & Ortiz, A. M. (2016). Latino/a students. In M. Cuyjet, M. Howard-Hamilton, D. Cooper (Eds.). Multicultural college student development 2nd edition. Arlington, VA: Stylus.
Ortiz, A. M. (2015). Preparing student affairs educators. In J. H. Schuh and E. Whitt (eds.) Reflections on the past 20 years in student services. New Directions for Student Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ortiz, A. M., O’Brien, J. & Martinez, C. R. (2015). Developing a professional ethic. In M. A. Amey & L. Ressor, Beginning your journey: A guide for new professionals in student affairs, 2nd edition. Washington D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Ortiz, A. M. & Patton, L. (2012). Self awareness. In Torres, V., Arminio, J., Pope, R. (Eds.) Why aren’t we there yet? Taking personal responsibility for creating an inclusive campus. Washington, D. C.: American College Personnel Association Media.
Ortiz, A. M. & Pichardo Diaz, D. (2011). Latino/a millennial students. In Bonner, F. (Ed.) Millennial students of color. Arlington, VA: Stylus.
Ortiz, A. M. & Hinojosa, A. (2011). Career issues for undocumented college students. In J. Price (ed.), Serving the needs of undocumented college students. New Directions for Student Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ortiz, A. M. & Marin, S. (2011). Latino/a students. In M. Cuyjet, M. Howard-Hamilton, D. Cooper (Eds.). Multicultural college student development. Arlington, VA: Stylus.
Ortiz, A. M. & Santos, S. J. (2010). Campus diversity and ethnic identity development. Diversity and Democracy. A publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Ortiz, A. M., Santos, S. J. (2009). The ethnic experience of college: Advancing theory and improving diversity practices on campus. Arlington, VA: Stylus.
Ortiz, A. M. & Martinez, C. R. (2009). Developing a professional ethic. In M. A. Amey & L. Ressor, Beginning your journey. Washington D. C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Santos, S. J., Ortiz, A. M., Morales, A. & Rosales, M. (2007). The relationship between campus diversity, students’ ethnic identity and college adjustment: A qualitative study. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Masse, J.M., Miller, E., Kerr, K., & Ortiz, A.M. (2007). Negotiating middle ground: The experiences of mid-mangers of color in student affairs. In R.L. Ackerman & E.A. Langdon (Eds.), The experiences of mid-managers in student affairs (working title). Washington, DC: NASPA Publications.
Ortiz, A.M. (2006). [Review of the book Promoting reasonable expectations: Aligning student and institutional views of the college experience]. The Review of Higher Education, 29, 416-417.
Ortiz, A. M. (ed) (2004). Addressing the unique needs of Latino/a students. New Directions for Student Services, 105. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Ortiz, A. M. (2004). Arriving at tenure. In K. A. Renn & C. Hughes (eds.) Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career. Alexandria, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Hornak, A. M. & Ortiz, A. M. (2004). Implementing the framework for multicultural education in a community college diversity course. In M. B. Magolda & P. King (eds.) Learning partnerships: theories and models of practice to educate for self-authorship. Alexandria, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Ortiz, A. M. & Shintaku, R. Professional and personal identities at the crossroads (2004). In P. Magolda & J. E. Carnaghi (Eds.) Job one: Work experiences of new professionals in student affairs. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Ortiz, A. M. Ethnographic interviews (2003). In F. Stage, & K. Manning (Eds.) Diverse Research Approaches and Methods Applied to the College Environment. Publisher: Brunner-Routledge.
Ortiz, A.M., & Boyer, P. (2003). Student assessment in tribal colleges. In M. C. Brown & J. E. Lewis (eds.) New Directions for Institutional Research, 118, 41-49.