José Luis Chávez, EdD
EdD Educational Leadership and Management
MS Higher Education
Dr. José Luis Chávez joined the School of Education in Sacramento as the lead professor of the Master of Science in Higher Education Program. Dr. Chávez brings 28 years of experience in education, ranging from K–12 public schools to community colleges to four-year universities, where he served in various administrative positions in student services and academic affairs.
Dr. Chávez has sat on the faculty of several California universities. He is currently serving as program coordinator and lead professor of the M.S. in Higher Education Program at the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento. He has served as professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento, and as an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department at San Jose State University and in the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department at California State University, Sacramento. In addition, Dr. Chávez serves as a faculty member of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' National TRiO Training Institute and The Center for Human Services at the University of California Davis Extension.
Dr. Chávez has also served as a professional development specialist and consultant with special expertise in cross-cultural communication, instruction and curriculum development, accreditation, student affairs, online learning, diversity in higher education, human resources and supervision, workforce development, strategic planning, resource development, program evaluation for educational programs in K-12 and higher education, and administrative leadership and policy development for K-12 and higher education systems. Dr. Chávez has extensive experience working with the Native American Tribal TANF programs throughout the nation and has served as an administrator at a tribal community college.
Dr. Chávez holds an associate of arts degree from Cañada College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from San Diego State University, a Master of Arts degree in Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco, and an Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Southern California.