Dr. Dalia Juarez

After twenty years working in the community college system Dalia Juarez left post-secondary education and is currently serving as the Department Chair of English at Cushing Academy. Her professional experience includes curriculum review, assessing and coordinating Student Learning Outcomes, serving as a Learning Team’s Coordinator, teaching in First Year programs, and serving all-male courses. Dalia’s professional areas of interest include first year programs that support first-generation students, programs and curriculum that assist minority, male students, and faculty-student interactions as a component in student success. Dalia has an interest in working with student-focused programs that serve first-generation students. Dalia earned her Master’s Degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her graduate work earned her the Sally Casanova Forgivable Loan to further her studies. Dalia earned her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills where she studied American and British Literature. Other areas of interest include servant leadership, global leadership, and post-secondary education. As a doctoral student at Pepperdine University her dissertation examines how the faculty-student interactions contributes to the perceived sense of belonging of first-generation African American and Latino students.

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