Aisha N. Lowe, Ph.D., is a passionate educator who has dedicated her life to improving education for all students and communities. As Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Aisha provides leadership for Educational Services division activities including transfer and non-credit curriculum, technology strategic planning, global education, special project management, and system wide technical assistance delivery.
Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2020, Dr. Lowe served as Associate Professor of Education at William Jessup University, where she oversaw the thesis research of future teachers in training. She also served as the Dean of the Office of Academic Research, leading the university’s Strategic Academic Research Plan and academic grant making. Additionally, Aisha served the students of the Los Rios Community College District, Sierra College and CSU Sacramento as an adjunct professor for over eight years.
Over the past 20 years, Aisha has worked with at-risk youth, taught middle school, lead educational research and policy efforts, instructed college students, and served as an university administrator. Her background includes serving as an independent consultant supporting the research and evaluation needs of schools, organizations and educators; serving as the executive director of STAND UP For Great Schools; and serving as director of research for the California Charter Schools Association. She brings expertise in program development and evaluation, strategic planning, research and data management, and grant-making. Dr. Lowe received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s in Sociology from Stanford University where she also received her Ph.D. in Education. Aisha researches effective strategies for educating students of color to help faculty create classroom environments of acceptance and belonging to fully support the whole student and maximize their academic outcomes, and has been a featured speaker at various conferences and for faculty professional development programs nationally.
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