About Dr. LaWana: 

"I develop and implement frameworks, systems, and tools to support engagement, learning, and innovation."

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About  Dr. LaWana Richmond

Educator at Heart

"I create frameworks, systems, and tools to support engagement, learning, and innovation."


Although born in the midwestern United States, most of my life has been spent in San Diego with the bulk of my education being at public schools in the San Diego Unified School District as well as local public colleges and universities. 


Education has made all the difference for me in my journey.


My academic background includes degrees in Marketing, Operations Management, Information Systems, and Educational Leadership.


I also have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, PMI Project Management Professional and ProSci Change Management certifications. I have also been trained in Shingo Lean which focuses on building and sustaining cultures of continuous improvement. 


My research focus is employee engagement within the context of strategic planning, collaboration, and innovation. 

I have worked for the past 14 years at the University of California, San Diego where my responsibilities have ranged from extramural funds accounting to business systems analysis with a current focus on organizational development. Shortly after completing my doctorate in 2015, I began also teaching doctoral students and eventually undergraduate students at UCSD. 

Much of what I do and how I live align with Ubuntu theory and the principle of Sankofa. Ubuntu theory says,  I am because we are and because we are, therefore I am. Sankofa reminds us of the need to search through the groves of the past and to bring back its lessons, principles and stories as seeds for the future.

Combined, these concepts guide me to be mindful and take care to include context and impact in decisions, behaviors, and actions.