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Dr. Lily Small
Professor 1972-2003

Educational Background

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction), 1976
California State University, Fresno, M.A. (English), 1971
California State University, Fresno, B.A. (English), 1970

Courses Taught

American Poverty
Ethnic Experience
African American Women

Administrative Experience

Chair, Ethnic Studies Program, CSU, Fresno, 1990-1998
Director, Project Enhancement, California State University, Fresno Foundation, Summer 1989-90; 1992-93
Director, University Affirmative Action & Academic Specialist, 1977-82

Professional Service

Professor, Ethnic Studies, CSU, Fresno, 1982-03
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, CSU, Fresno, 1978-82
Member of Human Relations Commission, CSU, Fresno, 1995-96
Member of Athletic Behavior Review Committee, 1995-96
Founder and President of FCPW Investment Club

Special Honors

Honorary Member Award from Africana Students United (ASU), 2003
Community Service Award from Church of the Living God and Living Heritage Drama Group, 1999
Rosa Parks Award for Service and Dedication to the African American Community, 1999
Human Relations Commission Community Recognition Award (City of Fresno), 1999
Nominated for the Fresno Bee/Channel 30/YWCA Top Ten Business/Professional Women of the Year, 1994
President, Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society, 1980-81
Secretary, Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society, 1978-80
Cited in Who’s Who in the West and Mid-West, 1973

Professional and Research Interest

The Impact of race and gender on successful women who migrated to the United States, England, and Canada from English speaking Caribbean countries

Selected Publications

“Student athletes deserve civility from Fresno State.” Article published in The Fresno Bee, October 25, 1997.

“Gems, Precious Words for Children.” Published by Enhance Educational Services, 1998.

Professional Organization Memberships

Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society