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Villagran, Michele




Dr. Michele A.L. Villagran is based in the Los Angeles area and is an Assistant Professor with the San Jose State University iSchool focusing on cultural diversity. Her research focuses on diversity and social justice issues in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries. Additionally, Dr. Villagran serves as a CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of diversity & inclusion, cultural competency and cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence, and conflict management. She is a certified advanced cultural intelligence facilitator through the Cultural Intelligence Center and a Conflicts Dynamic Profile consultant. Dr. Villagran has more than 25 years of information profession experience including work in both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Villagran earned her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University with her doctoral work focusing on cultural intelligence. She also received a Master of Dispute Resolution and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine. At the University of North Texas, Dr. Villagran received her M.L.S. degree in Legal Informatics and M.B.A. in Strategic Management. Dr. Villagran holds offices and serves on committees in many professional associations in the library and information science, legal, dispute resolution and education fields.