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250 West First Street | Suite 330
Claremont | CA 91711


Tel: 909.667.4400 | info@claremontlincoln.edu | claremontlincoln.edu


Claremont Lincoln University University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) through the U.S. Department of Education. WASC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the United States.  WASC is among the six regional accrediting bodies approved by the U.S. Department of Education and a member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 


Real Practitioner Faculty 


All of our faculty teaching in the Center are practitioners in their field with real-world professional experience.  The majority of our faculty have obtained a doctorate, are published scholars, earned globally recognized certifications and impact award honorees, and have over a decade of teaching and professional experience from different industries. Many of our faculty are Fulbright recipients and and have been involved on global projects associated with the United Nations, Ashoka, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Gates Foundation and other Non-governmental organization (NGOs). 


Our curriculum follow an applied-learning approach to teaching social impact. We have developed a curriculum that integrates community and organizational scenarios and simulations, assignments that bring case studies to life and brought in practitioner faculty provide you mentorship and coaching. Students will leave this program with more than just a degree, but an extensive network and a life changing experience and that will prepare them to become a effective Changemaker in society. 

Faculty Practitioners 

Award-Winning Author, Educator and Entrepreneur

  • Over a decade of teaching and practitioner experience

  • Forbes Contributor and writer for CEO Magazine

  • JWMI Fellow, UN Foundation 100Empact Honoree

  • Fulbright Recipient, Beyster Fellow, TEDx Speaker

Previous positions:

  • Kotouc Family Endowed Chair, Bellevue University

  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Oklahoma State University

  • CGHR Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University

  • Dean of Business at Colorado Technical University

  • Co-Founder of Global i365 and HSA of CNY Association


  • Post-Doctorate Diploma - Tulane University

  • Post-Doctorate Diploma – Harvard University

  • Doctorate in OD & MSc. – Colorado Tech

  • BS in Community Management – Empire State College

  • AS Honorary Degree – Onondaga Community College

Dr. Emad Rahim

Dean of Social Impact 

Lincoln Visiting Scholar  

Author, Educator and Nonprofit Executive

  • Founder and operator of Catch Education

  • Multiple Teaching and Community Awards

  • Serving on multiple nonprofit boards 

  • Taught at Collin College and Bennett College


Previous positions:

  • Principal at GLC Consulting Group

  • Consultant at Rethink Strategic

  • Served on multiple nonprofit boards 

  • Faculty at multiple universities 



  • Ph.D. in Sociology - SUNY Stony Brook University

  • MA  in Sociology -  SUNY Stony Brook University

  • BA in Sociology -  SUNY College at Old Westbury

  • Executive Certificate - George Washington University

Dr. V. Nita Evans

Distinguished Center Faculty


Author, Educator and Advisor

  • Community Engagement Director at Stanford University

  • Folds of Honor Scholar, Pat Tillman Military Scholar

  • Multiple awards in retail management and sales

  • Multiple academic peer-review publications   


Previous positions:

  • Policy Analyst at Arizona State University

  • Research Fellow at Center for Urban Innovation

  • Grants Coordinator at University of Central Oklahoma

  • Taught at multiple universities and colleges



  • Ph.D. in Community Resources - Arizona State University

  • MPA in Nonprofit Leadership - University of Oklahoma

  • BA in Political Science - University of Central Oklahoma

Awarded Author, Educator and Business Leader

  • Author of award-winning leadership book series

  • International keynote speaker and consultant  

  • Owner and operator of Casey Reason & Associates

  • Educator of the Year, Blackboard Design Award


Previous positions:

  • Chair of Ken Blanchard College of Business/ GCU

  • Curriculum Manager at Northcentral University

  • Assistant Superintendent at Toledo School District

  • Curriculum Manager at Trine University



  • Ph.D. in Education Leadership - Bowling Green State 

  • Ed.S. in Leadership – Bowling Green State

  • MA in English Education – Bowling Green State 

  • BA in English Education – Bowling Green State 

Dr. Casey Reason

Distinguished Center Faculty

Author of Stop Leading Like Its Yesterday & 100 Days to Leadership Impact



Author, Educator and Award-Winning Scholar 

  • Director/ Associate Prof. at HWS Colleges

  • Co-Founder of Tools for Change

  • NAACP Honoree, Sankofa Excellence Service Award

  • Published authors of academic articles and books


Previous positions:

  • Lecturer at Syracuse University 

  • Program Director at HWS Colleges

  • Mayoral Commission Member for Geneva NY 

  • Served on multiple nonprofit boards 



  • Ph.D in Education – Syracuse University

  • MAT in Education - Binghamton University 

  • MA in American History - Binghamton University

  • BA in Political Science, SUNY Oswego University

Dr. Khuram Hussein

Distinguished Center Faculty



Author, Educator and Policy Maker

  • Principal Consultant at Constellation Strategy Inc. 

  • Senior Policy Analyst at U.S. Department Treasury  

  • Budget Analysis at White House 

  •  Assist to the Director of Systems at White House  


Previous positions:

  • Principal Consultant at Virtcom Consulating LLC

  • Senior Economic Analyst at Federal Reserve Bank

  • Policy Analyst for Secretary for Domestic Finance

  • Taught at New York University and Baruch College  



  • Master in Public Policy - Harvard University

  • Bachelor of Philosophy - University of Pittsburgh 

Christian Baldia, MPP

Distinguished Center Faculty



Author, Educator and Changemaker

  • President/CEO of PV designs, Inc.

  • Founder of Critical Zone

  • Multiple awards for social impact 

  • Multiple academic peer-review publications   


Previous positions:

  • Faculty, Saint Leo University and Pillar College

  • Consultant for multiple small businesses   

  • Nonprofit Board Member for several agencies

  • Lead Trainer and Instructional Designer 



  • DBA in Entrepreneurship - Walden University

  • MBA in Management - Centenary College

  • BBA in Marketing  - Valdosta State University

Author, Educator and Thought Leader 

  • Senior Director at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship - Santa Clara University 

  • Fulbright Recipient, Social Entrepreneurship Award

  • USAID Enlace Quiche Recipient

  • Blogger and multiple publications   


Previous positions:

  • Executive Director at Ajb'atz' Enlace Quiche

  • Project Manager at Academy for Educational Development

  • Taught at multiple universities and colleges



  • MS in Education - Capella University 

  • BS in Computer Science - Berkeley/ University of California  

Dr. Kendra L. Smith

Distinguished Center Faculty



Dr. Alvin Perry

Distinguished Center Faculty



Andy Lieberman, MS

Distinguished Center Faculty