Dr. Carmina Mendoza is the Director for Community and Professional Development within the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. Dr. Mendoza has more than 20 years of experience in the education field as a teacher, instructional coach, researcher, and professor of education. She has a strong background in K-12 teacher preparation and coaching. Her experience in professional development has focused on bilingual education, literacy, and language development. Her research has explored the educational issues of Multilingual Learners, including effects of immigration in education.
Dr. Mendoza is an SCU alumna, earning her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2016. She also earned her doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mendoza also holds a Master of Education degree and two Bachelor of Science Degrees (Economics and Marketing) from Arizona State University.