OIA Spotlight

A Celebration of You

collage of photos featuring intercultural events and groups

OIA Spotlight aims to uplift faculty, staff, and students for their outstanding achievements in diversity, equity, inclusion, mission, and academic excellence.


If you would like to submit a colleague, teacher, or friend for a spotlight on our page, please contact us at OIA@lmu.edu.



Congratulations to these three newly tenured professors in the College of Business Administration, alumni of The PhD Project

Dr. Angélica S. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor, Management

Dr. Mitchell Hamilton, Associate Professor, Marketing

Dr. Julian K. Saint Clair, Associate Professor, Marketing

Read more about them here


Congratulations to Dr. Christina Eubanks-Turner, Associate Professor in Mathematics--she is the recipient of the 2020-2021 course transformation grant and will transform Math 490: History of Mathematics. The transformed course will present mathematical discovery as a global endeavor and honor the contributions of diverse cultures, perspectives and heritages. The prevailing Eurocentric, male-centric view of mathematics obscures history and denies communities and cultures that played significant roles in the development of mathematical knowledge. 


We interviewed professor Ernesto Colín, Ph.D., an LMU alumnus who benefited from Chicano/a and Latino/ a Student Services as a student. Dr. Colín, associate professor of Teaching & Learning in the School of Education, has also dedicated his time to mentoring students and giving back to a community that helped him thrive.



We celebrate LMU sophomore Jolie Brownell for her outstanding performance at this year’s TEDxSalem conference. Jolie is a double major in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology. She is passionate about having hard conversations on race, intersectionality, and social justice. She hopes to do work in diversity and inclusion consulting and to pursue an advanced degree.


As we explore Universal Design for Learning and Disability Inclusion, We reached out to Mary Jo Iozzio, O’Malley Visiting Chair in Bioethics; Priscilla Levine, Director of Disability Support Services; Katherine Pérez, Director of The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation at Loyola Law School; and Sue Scheibler, professor of Film & Television Studies. Each of these individuals have been spearheading initiatives in various ways to ensure that the disabled community is wholly supported. The Office of Intercultural Affairs celebrates these women for their amazing contributions. Meet these advocates.