José Miguel Paez
Board Member, Assistant Professor, joined the CSUN faculty in the fall of 2009 as a full-time lecturer. He received his MSW from the University of Southern California in 2001, with an emphasis on families and children. He earned his Ed.D from CSUN in 2020. His theoretical and research interests include decolonization, anti-colonial practice, critical race theory, feminism, intersectionality, liberation and transformative based-healing, historical trauma and healing centered engagement. Prior to teaching, he served as a bilingual outpatient clinician at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, and worked with the USC School of Social Work and the USC Community Education Academy. He continues to provide ongoing consultation, mentoring, trainings and workshops, and clinical supervision within the community. José has a background in theatre, improv, spoken word, and was also a basketball coach at various levels for over 10 years.