Dr. Viviana Alexandrowicz

a portrait of viviana alexandorwicz smiling Viviana Alexandrowicz, Ph.D. is an Associate professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching and the executive director of this changemaking for k-12 center. Her areas of expertise and scholarship focus are on the effectiveness of in-service bilingual teacher education, theory, and methodology for teaching English for language learners, internationalization of the curriculum, community engagement, and Changemaking. She developed the TESOL graduate program in 2003. Her current research focuses on a three year study measuring the impact of integrating Changemaking practices into USD's teacher education programs. She has presented at over 60 conferences in the US and worldwide. Professor Alexandrowicz has been a mentor to USD faculty for community service learning and has been involved in the university's community engagement for over 23 years. She is the co-founder of the Open University initiative which provided community members with free access to university courses. She serves on the board of directors for Doors of Change, an organization that is dedicated to solving youth homelessness. She also teaches Changemaking in K-12: National and International Perspectives in Madrid, Spain. Dr. A is part of the founding fathers (and mothers) of LifeLearn, a global organization of Changemakers united by their passion to create a new lifelong learning paradigm.