Angela Macias, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
 Liberal Studies
Office: (310) 243-3832
Cell: (909) 663-8256

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Adolescence, Children’s Issues, Composition, Diversity, Education, English as a Second Language, Language Acquisition, Latino Studies, Literacy, Multiculturalism, Social Justice, Teacher Education, Urban Education, Teacher Preparation, Common Core Standards, Foster Youth, Class Issues in Education and Society, Student Engagement

Professional Background

Dr. Angela Macias has been teaching at the college level for 10 years, both in undergraduate and teacher preparation programs. Prior to that, she was a public school teacher for 10 years in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. She also spent several years as a professional development trainer for schools across the country. Her research involves student engagement, particularly Latino students, and she works often with foster youth.


Ph.D., Leadership for Education Justice, University of Redlands
M.S., Education, California Baptist University
B.A., English, California Baptist University


Funds of Knowledge and Student Engagement: A Qualitative Study on Latino High School Students, LEARNing Landscapes, 2014