Craig Elliott

Dean of Students Adjunct Assistant Professor PhD

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT 743/OT 717 Interprofessional & Intrapersonal Communications in Healthcare


About Me

Dr. Elliott is also President of the ACPA Student Affairs International for the 2019-2020 year, and also a trainer, consultant, and speaker on diversity, leadership, and social justice with over fifteen years of experience.  

Craig also serves in his local community in scouting, soccer, and has served on the board of the local food bank. He has been married over 20 years to Nicole and is father to Jackson and Thomas. He loves soccer, music, time with his family, and really good, strong coffee.


PhD in Transformative Learning and Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling and Psychology from the University of the Pacific, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Saint Mary's College  of California.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Elliott's teaching interests include leadership, communications, social justice, and organizational change.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Elliott's research interests explore white caucus work, feminism and masculinity, the intersection of Transformative Learning and Social Justice work, inclusion and equity, institutional change, and dismantling white supremacy.  Craig is part of the editorial collective for Rad Dad, a zine on feminist and social justice parenting, which has published three anthologies. He has also contributed chapters on feminism, fathering, co-authored an article on the transformative nature of medical missions, and an article on institutional barriers to inclusion and equity. He is currently writing a book on identity-conscious supervision in higher education.


Elliott II, C. M., Stransky, O., Negron, R., Bowlby, M., Lickiss, J., Dutt, D., Dasgupta, N., & Barbosa, P. (2013). Institutional barriers to diversity change work in higher education. SAGE Open 3(2), 1-9. doi:10.1177/2158244013489686.

Elliott II, C. M., Toomey, R., Goodman, B. A., Barbosa, P. (2012). Transformative learning: Empathy and multicultural awareness in podiatric medical education. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 102(1), 39-46.

Elliott, II, C. M. (2011). Media Review: The places that scare you. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 48(1), 135–137.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

ACPA Student Affairs International
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
LeaderShape, Inc
Social Justice Training Institute

Community Service

ACPA Student Affairs International
World Trust
Boy Scouts of America

Honors & Awards

Diamond Honoree, ACPA Student Affairs International (2016)
Strommen Dillashaw Award, Faculty/Staff of the Year, Samuel Merritt University (2007)