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Lozano, Maritza

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership

Office: 657-278-7673

Department: 657-278-4023



Maritza Lozano’s research focuses on the design of environments and the use of improvement science approaches that support equitable learning in schools serving racially and language-minoritized students. In this work, she examines the micro- and macro-level processes that support learning in P-12 schools. Lozano is committed to working in partnership with others, regularly collaborating with K-12 leaders, instructional teams, and scholars, in an effort to impact students’ learning trajectories and improve school-based learning experiences. Her focus on the integration of research and practice is informed by her 20+ years of professional experiences as a bilingual elementary school teacher, instructional literacy coach, and literacy content expert, for the Los Angeles Unified School District, a teaching fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, and a fieldwork supervisor for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Lozano also has consulted for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Palo Alto and the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. Lozano received a bachelor's degree in Spanish literary studies from Occidental College. She went on to earn her master's degree in education with an emphasis in reading, K-12, from California State University, Los Angeles. In 2017, Maritza earned her doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Professional Learning
  • Improvement Science
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Design of Learning Environments
  • Language and Literacy
  • Research-Practice Partnerships
  • School/District-University Partnerships
  • Community Schools
  • Social Justice Education

  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Public School
  • Education -- Teaching
  • Education -- Leadership

  • Spanish

  • North America