Loredana Morra Carson

Loredana Morra Carson, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Master in Public Policy and Administration

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Pioneer House


Loredana Carson, M.P.P.A., Ed.D., is a full-time faculty member of the MPPA department and serves as the department Academic Advisor. She also teaches Human Capital Management well as Talent Recruitment and Selection in the MBA program. In addition, she teaches the Foundation courses for  all International students in the School of Management, including the MBA program, MPPA program, and MSIT programs. The course (Advanced Academic Practices) focuses on the academic writing and communication skills required by graduate students at the university as well as presenting library research skills and citation style guides. She also teaches Human Resource Management for the Public Sector in the MPPA Program as well as teaching Education Policy and Communication Skills for the Public Sector. She served on the Academic Integrity committee that helped revise and reframe the academic integrity guidelines for the School of Management, making the policies easier to follow and to implement.  In 2016-17, she was a member of Cohort XXII in the Ventura County Leadership Academy. As of 2017-2018 she is the faculty advisor of the campus chapter of PIHRA, a human resource group for professionals. Another facet of her position is that she coordinates noncredit courses for government sector employees in areas related to leadership, ethics, supervisory skill training and other workplace issues.


B.A. Linguistics, UCLA,  1981


MPPA, California Lutheran University, 2011

Ed.D., California Lutheran University, 2020



  • Education policy
  • International student cultural engagement
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment and Selection for public and private organizations
  • Cross cultural issues pertaining to education and business
  • International student success and engagement
  • Thesis management
  • Noncredit education
  • APA style usage and teaching
  • Research skills usage and teaching
  • Academic advising for student success
  • Alumni engagement
  • Social networking for student and alumni
  • Classroom management
  • Student recruitment




Shane, M., Carson, L. & Macri, G.D. (2020) First term support for international graduate students attending small colleges and universities. Journal of International Students. 10(2), 527-538.

Shane, MJ., Carson, L. & Edwards, M. (2018). A case study in updating academic policy and procedures. New Directions for Community Colleges. Vol. 183, Fall 2018: 83-93. doi: 101002/cc2-320