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Carlos Osvaldo Cortez

President, Continuing Education
As a Ph.D. holder, Carlos Osvaldo Cortez is a well educated and dedicated professional who has influenced the lives of thousands. He is currently the president of San Diego Continuing Education, a major division of the local community college system. His dedication to POC and low-income students has been a constant motivator for his work in the educational field. His own education has reflected his passions and interests, centering the role of educators and administrators of color in the development of social welfare and educational policy. He understands the importance of policy and has worked closely with policy-makers as well. Beyond his work, he is an avid reader.
New York University
University of Southern California
San Diego, CA, USA


Educational Leadership
educational technology
faculty training
educational leadership

Work experiences

Adunct Faculty

New York University

Jan 2020 ~ Present

Adjunct Faculty

ISSA International Sports Sciences Association

Jan 2018 ~ Present
San Juan Capistrano, California

Adjunct Faculty

National University

Jan 2017 ~ Present

President, Continuing Education

San Diego Community College District

Jul 2015 ~ Present
San Diego Community College District

Adjunct Faculty

University of California

Jan 2015 ~ Present

Dissertaion Chair

The Johns Hopkins University

Jan 2018 ~ May 2020
2 yrs 5 mos

Adjunct Faculty

Central Michigan University

Jan 2013 ~ Aug 2019
6 yrs 8 mos
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Adjunct Faculty

University of Southern California

Jan 2010 ~ Dec 2015
6 yrs 0 mos


Peralta CommunityDistrict

Jul 2013 ~ Jul 2015
2 yrs 1 mo
Adjunct Faculty January 2010 - December 2015 6 years Los Angeles, California Peralta Community College District Acting Vice President of Instruction & Dean of Instruction, Berkeley City


University of Southern California

Ph.D Education Policy and Administration; African Policy


University of California San Diego

2009 - 2013

Los Angeles Unified School

2001 - 2009

University of Southern California

2001 - 2006

National Research Development Institute

1999 - 2001

NYC Department of Education

Social Studies Teacher

1999 - 2001
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