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Dellyssa Edinboro, PhD

Faculty - Program Chair


Dellyssa Edinboro (she/her/hers) joined Bellevue College in 2021. She is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Cultural and Ethnic Studies Department. She received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts (with Honors) from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Humanities and Justice with History and Philosophy Minors (Summa Cum Laude) from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At the University of Iowa, she earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (Schools, Culture, and Society) and graduate certificates in Public Digital Humanities and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. At BC, she has served on several committees, including the Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC), participated as a panelist for sessions during Professional Development Day and BC College Issue Day, and completed and facilitated various professional development workshops with the Faculty Commons. She is currently the Culturally Responsive Practices Lead for the Faculty Commons.

Some of the awards and fellowships Dellyssa received at the University of Iowa include the Deans’ Achievement Award (College of Education), Adele Kimm Scholarship (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department), American College Testing (ACT) Fellowship (Graduate College), Obermann Graduate Institute for Advance Studies Fellowship (Obermann Center for Advanced Studies), and the William Duffy Schools, Culture, and Society Doctoral Fellowship (College of Education). She was recently awarded the Eastside Civic Leadership Award, Digital Ethnic Future Consortium (DEFCon) Teaching Fellowship, and Digital Ethnic Future Consortium (DEFCon) Capacity Building Fellowship. Dellyssa values community and civic engagement and has worked to promote art education programs with collectives such as the Center for Afrofuturist Studies.