P. Marcell Gilmore
Educational Research Assessment Analyst | Mt San Antonio College
P. Marcell Gilmore is currently an Educational Research Assessment Analyst at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Much of his research work has focused on Guided Pathways, Student Equity, and student success (focusing on minority males). In addition to serving as a researcher for his college, Mr. Gilmore is also on the Board of Directors for the RP Group (charged with research, planning, and professional development for California Community Colleges). Before working in community colleges, Mr. Gilmore occupied various roles in education. He was part of a team that served as the third-party evaluator for the Los Angeles Unified School District grantee high schools and Small Learning Community Implementation. He also taught middle school, high school, community college, and university students. Those experiences have allowed Mr. Gilmore to examine K12 to postsecondary preparation, equity, and transfer. Mr. Gilmore was born and raised in Oakland, California. He has a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in African American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and newly empty nest.
Dr. Hannah Lawler
Dean of Institutional Research | Santa Monica College
Dr. Hannah Lawler is currently the Dean of Institutional Research at Santa Monica College. In her role, she provides strategic vision, leadership, and oversight for the college’s research and effectiveness functions and provides leadership on campus efforts related to racial equity, Guided Pathways, and accreditation. She co-founded and leads one of the pioneer data coaching programs in the California Community College (CCC) system. She is currently working with the CCHALES Research Collective at San Diego State University to provide support and coaching for 17 CCCs in the writing of the 2022–2025 Student Equity Plan. She previously served as a consultant for The RP Group, USC Center for Urban Education, USC Race and Equity Center, and Bensimon & Associates, providing expertise and delivering work related to assessment of racial equity and promoting equity-minded inquiry on college campuses. She was selected as one of the 2020–2021 fellows of the California Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a doctorate in Education from USC.
Dr. Aisha Lowe
Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Supports | California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Dr. Aisha Lowe is a passionate educator who has dedicated her life to improving education for all students and communities. As Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Supports for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Aisha provides leadership for Educational Services and Support Division activities including transfer and articulation, curriculum chaptering and approval, equity programs and grants, innovations in teaching and learning, special project management, and systemwide technical assistance delivery. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2020, Dr. Lowe served as Associate Professor of Education at William Jessup University, where she oversaw the thesis research of future teachers in training. She also served as the Dean of the Office of Academic Research, leading the university’s Strategic Academic Research Plan and academic grantmaking. Additionally, Aisha served the students of the Los Rios Community College District, Sierra College, and CSU Sacramento as an adjunct professor for over eight years. Dr. Lowe received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her masters in Sociology from Stanford University, where she also received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Professor of Math and Statistics | Sacramento City College
Vice President | Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Ginni May is Vice President of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and is a professor of mathematics and statistics at Sacramento City College. Ginni started her tenure in the California Community College system in 1982 as a student and then returned for a faculty position in 1991.
Locally, Ginni has served as both an academic senate president, curriculum chair, and accreditation lead. At the state level, her recent roles include: Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee, second to the Chair of the Career and Technical Education Leadership Committee, Chair of the Transfer Alignment Project; and Chair of the Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup; and representative on the Chancellor’s Office Consultation Council, Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates, Committee of Faculty Organizations, and the Chancellor’s Office Ethnic Studies Steering Committee and Taskforce. In addition, she has worked closely with representatives of The RP Group in developing resources for faculty and research professional collaboration, Guided Pathways framework development, and various presentations at ASCCC and RP Group conferences. Ginni received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in mathematics from California State University, Sacramento.
Professor of Physics and Academic Senate President | Santiago Canyon College
Craig Rutan is a Professor of Physics and the Academic Senate President at Santiago Canyon College and is the Chair of the ASCCC Data and Research Task Force. The ASCCC Data and Research Task Force was established to collect and analyze local implementations of AB 705 and share praising practices systemwide. Professor Rutan was previously a member of the ASCCC Executive Committee (2014–19) and has been integral in many important projects including the Student Success Scorecard, Student Success Metrics, the Common Assessment Initiative, Code Alignment Project, and the implementation of AB 705 for math, English, and ESL. Professor Rutan received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Irvine, where he also received his master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics.
Dr. Denice Inciong - Moderator
Visiting Dean of Research and Data Analytics | California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Dr. Denice Inciong is currently working at the Chancellor’s Office as the Visiting Dean of Research and Data Analytics. She is supporting the building of the research office and the use of data and student success metrics. She has worked at the South Orange County Community College District for over 15 years in the district’s Research, Planning, and Data Management Office and is passionate about making data accessible and usable for all stakeholders and improving the capacity for IRPE offices to build learning across the organization. Denice holds both a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies & Japanese Language and a master’s degree in Educational Foundation from the University of Hawaii, and an Ed.D. in Education from John Hopkins University School of Education.