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San Diego State University

Community College Leadership programs

Community College Leadership

Part-Time Faculty

(go here for full-time faculty)




Jim Austin, MBA

Vice-President of Business and Administrative Services Emeritus, MiraCosta Community College District  


Eric Bishop, EdD
Vice President, Student Services, Chaffey College 



George Boggs, PhD
President & CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Palomar College  
Wendy Bracken, EdD

Program Coordinator of EdD in Community College Leadership, San Diego State University

Bonnie A. Dowd, EdD., CMA

Executive Vice Chancellor for Business and Technology Services, San Diego Community College District



Bridget Herrin, EdD

Program Co-Director of Executive Certificate Program, San Diego State University 



Aaron Iffland, MPAc., M.S.

San Diego State University/Claremont Graduate University Joint PhD Program in Education (Education Policy, Evaluation, and Reform)



Pam Luster, EdD

President of San Diego Mesa College 


Bill Piland, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Community College Leadership, San Diego State University



Scott Thayer, EdD

Interim Vice President of Student Services, San Bernardino Valley College




Gregory Wilson EdD

Curriculum Analyst, San Diego State University 





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Contact Us

J. Luke Wood, PhD
Program Director & Associate Professor
Community College Leadership
Program Co-Director
Executive Certificate Programs 

Wendy Bracken, EdD
Program Coordinator & Lecturer
EdD in Community College Leadership

Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, & Postsecondary Education (ARPE/Interwork Institute)
San Diego State University
Education & Business Administration 246
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Office Hours

Monday –  Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.