Director

Kathy Littles, PhD, joined CIIS in 2006 as an Adjunct Professor in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program. While teaching at CIIS, Dr. Littles held an administrative position in the Cultural Arts and Marketing Division for the City of Oakland. Previous administrative positions include the Cultural Council for Monterey County in Carmel, Calif., and University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2006 she earned her doctorate in cultural studies with a designated emphasis in feminist theory and research from the University of California, Davis. She earned a BA in anthropology and art from St. Mary's College of California in 1994, and her MA in anthropology from San Francisco State in 1998. Research interests include critical race theory, feminist theory, African Art, and the semiotics of museums and ethnic art. Visit the Transformative Leadership page and the Transformative Studies page.

Program Manager

Mayra Cortez is the Program Manager for the Transformative Inquiry Department. She has worked as a liaison between students and administration since July 2015. 

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