Lori Imasiku

Lori Imasiku

Lori Imasiku

Title: Assistant Professor for Teacher Education
Office Location: Bell Hall 014-E
E-mail: lorii@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3182

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Education

Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Human Rights Education, University of San Francisco.
M.A., Counseling Education, San Jose State University
CA Teaching Credential, Elementary Education Program, San Jose State University
B.A., Liberal Studies, San Jose State University

Biography

Lori Imasiku joined the TLC faculty in 2014. Prior to becoming a faculty at Andrews, she was a public school teacher in California for over 10 years. Her teaching experience included middle school mathematics, AVID, computers, physical education, and study skills courses. She helped develop a small school which focused on building community and strengthening academic skills with at-risk youth. At Andrews, she teaches foundations courses in both graduate and undergraduate levels, math methods courses, and international education, as well as being a supervisor for student teachers. Lori and her husband have two young children and love to spend time as a family, traveling, and fellowshipping with friends.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Dr. Imasiku’s experiences traveling combined with her degree in international and multicultural education have given her a passion for international education and human rights issues. Her current research pertains to the educational experiences of youth in Zambia who have been labeled as “vulnerable youth”. This research includes examining the multiple influences on youth’s education including multi-grade classrooms. Methodologically, she enjoys participating in qualitative research which included elements of narratives and Photovoice methodologies which help to give voice to otherwise underrepresented groups in research.