Christina Lunceford, PhD

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education

Phone: (626) 815-5410
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Christina Lunceford, PhD, is program director and associate professor for the MS in College Counseling and Student Development program at Azusa Pacific University. She worked in student affairs administration in new student programs, student leadership development, intercultural relations, diversity and equity, student-athlete services, academic advising, college access programs, and residential education and services. She is a consultant with Maumee City School District, OH for building equity and inclusion. Lunceford has taught in graduate preparation programs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), California State University Fullerton (CSUF), California State University Long Beach, and University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She served as an evaluator on two GEAR UP grants in Anaheim, CA and Toledo, OH; has conducted multiple campus climate studies and consultations; served as Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at BGSU, Assistant Director for the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (CREAL) at CSUF, and Interim Department Chair for Higher Education and Student Affairs at BGSU.


  • PhD, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University
  • MS, Counseling- Student Development in Higher Education, California State University, Long Beach
  • BA, Psychology, Creighton University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education

Courses Taught

  • CCSD 551 — Introduction to College Student Affairs
  • CCSD 553 — Administration in Student Affairs
  • CCSD 543 — Legal and Ethical Issues
  • CCSD 567 — The Role of Diversity in Student Affairs
  • CCSD 568 — Inclusive Practices in Student Affairs
  • CCSD 581 — Foundations of Higher Education
  • CCSD 583 — Counseling Issues and Practice
  • CCSD 595 — Capstone