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About Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an accomplished educator, innovative speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, cultural intelligence and diversity & inclusion expert with over 24+ years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Villagran’s research focuses on diversity and social justice in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries.

Dr. Villagran earned her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with her dissertation focusing on cultural intelligence in 2015 with Pepperdine University. She also completed her Masters of Dispute Resolution and Certificate of Dispute Resolution with Pepperdine. At the University of North Texas, Dr. Villagran completed her M.L.S. degree in Legal Informatics and her M.B.A. in Strategic Management.

Dr. Villagran serves as CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence. She is an advanced certified cultural intelligence and unconscious bias facilitator through the Cultural Intelligence Center, and Conflicts Dynamic Profile consultant. She is involved with numerous associations in the fields of library and information science, conflict management and leadership.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Information
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September 2016 - April 2018 Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Advanced Management
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September 2015 - August 2018 Lecturer, University of North Texas ‐ College of Information Department of Information Science
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February 2013 - April 2018 Adjunct Professor, Woodbury University ‐ College of Liberal Arts, Department of Leadership
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January 2014 - August 2015 Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas ‐ College of Information Department of Information Science
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Secretary, SLA San Diego Chapter
2015 - Present Member, ALA Reforma
2015 - Present Member, International Leadership Association
2015 - Present Member, Latino Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
2015 - Present Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
2013 - Present Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
2012 - Present Member, California Academic and Research Libraries Association
2011 - Present Member, American Library Association
2004 - Present Member, University of North Texas Alumni Association
2004 - Present Member, University of North Texas Beta Gamma Sigma
2003 - Present Member, Special Libraries Association
2002 - Present Member, American Association of Law Libraries
2018 - 2019 Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
2016 - 2018 Member, New Mexico Library Association
2015 - 2018 Vice President, AALL San Diego Area Law Libraries
2015 - 2018 Member, Southern California Mediation Association
2011 - 2013 Secretary/Treasurer, AALL Latino Caucus
2009 - 2013 Secretary, AALL Diversity Committee
2004 - 2005 Secretary, AALL Houston Area Law Libraries
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Honors and Awards

  • Special Libraries Association Presidential Citation - 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Pepperdine University School of Law - 2011
  • University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences: Outstanding Alumni Award (Rising Star) - 2009
  • University of North Texas Dean’s Honor List


Education

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December 2015 EdD, Pepperdine University ‐ Graduate School of Education and Psychology
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May 2013 Master of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University ‐ Straus Institute
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May 2011 Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University ‐ Straus Institute
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May 2008 MBA, University of North Texas ‐ College of Business
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May 2004 MSLS, University of North Texas ‐ School of Library and Information Sciences
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May 2001 BSBA, University of Nevada Las Vegas ‐ College of Business
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Contact Information

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Assistant Professor, School of Information
San José State University
626-703-1903



Books (1)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (32)