Doretha O’Quinn, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Biola University
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Dr. Doretha O’Quinn serves as the Vice Provost of Multi-Ethnic and Cross Cultural Engagement at Biola University. Prior to this appointment, she served as associate dean of the School of Education of Point Loma Nazarene University. She is passionate about advancing the Christian community in concerns relating to diversity, both national and international, and in every academic discipline. She is a contributing editor to Women in Ministry Leadership, published by Foursquare International. She is the author of the book Silent Voices, Powerful Messages: The Historical Influence and Contribution of the African-American Experience in the Foursquare Gospel Movement. She is also a USC Fellow at the Cecil Murray Community Engagement Faith Based Leaders Institute. In 2011 she was named the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Outstanding African American Educator of the Year, and fellow recipient of the CCCU Advanced Women in Leadership Development Institute. She has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education and an M.A. in Christian School Administration, both from Biola University; postgraduate studies in liberal arts from Biola, UCLA, and Cal State Dominguez Hills; and a B.A. in Theology, with a minor in missions/christian education, from Life Pacific College.
Sally Alonzo Bell, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor of Undergraduate Social Work
Azusa Pacific University
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Dr. Bell received her MSW and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles’ School of Social Welfare, and served as professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at Azusa Pacific University. Before becoming a university professor, she worked 13 years for L.A. County: Community Mental Health, McLaren Children’s Center, and Baldwin Park's Alcohol Abuse Programs. With the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Directors, her positions included member-at-large and secretary. Sally also served as the BSW Directors' representative on the Council for Social Work Education as well as several other committees. Alonzo Bell’s role on the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASWCA) included a variety of capacities, including vice president, regional director, and alternate director. She was appointed to the following chapter commissions/committees: BSW Recruitment and Retention (chair); Affirmative Action; Title Protection; Regional Realignment; Child Labor; and Annual Awards (chair). Alonzo Bell was 1999 Social Worker of the Year for NASWCA, Region I. Some of her publications are Assessing Skill, Attitudes, and Knowledge in Gerontology: The Results of an Infused Curriculum Project and Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education.
Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cal State San Marcos
Friday, March 22, 2013
Dr. Lindsey, an associate professor at Cal State San Marcos (San Marcos, California), has served as a middle school and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and county office of education administrator. Her primary focus is on developing culturally proficient leadership practicew. She is co-author of Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools (2007), Culturally Proficient Learning Communities: Confronting Inequities Through Collaborative Curiosity (2009), Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach, Third Edition (2011), and Culturally Proficient Practice: Supporting Educators of English Learning Students (2012). Using the lens of cultural proficiency, Dr. Lindsey facilitates and coaches educational leaders to examine their organizations’ policies and practices, as well as their individual beliefs and values concerning cross-cultural communication. Her message is focused on socially just educational practices, culturally proficient leadership practices, and diversity as an asset to be nurtured. Dr. Lindsey guides educators to develop their own inquiry and action research. Her favorite reflective question is: Are we who we say we are?