Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Assistant Professor at San José State University School of Information

Dr. Michele Villagran

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an assistant professor with San José State University School of Information. She also serves as CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, and emotional intelligence. Villagran earned her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership, her Masters of Dispute Resolution, and a Certificate of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. At the University of North Texas, Dr. Villagran completed her MLS in Legal Informatics and her MBA in Strategic Management. 

Villagran’s research focuses on diversity and social justice in library and information science, and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries. Dr. Villagran is engaged with many associations including the Association for Library and Information Science Education, American Association of Law Libraries, REFORMA, California Library Association, and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. She is the current REFORMA Research committee chair and REFORMA Education committee chair. For REFORMA Los Angeles she is current Vice President and also serves as co-chair on the Outreach & Membership committee. At SJSU iSchool, Villagran is the faculty advisor of the REFORMA SJSU iSchool student and alumni group.