USJC Board of Directors

Dr. Curtiss Rooks

Associate Dean, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Rooks is an Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies. Prior to his appointment at LMU, Dr. Rooks was a tenured assistant professor in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.  His research interests include applied community-based research focusing on cultural competency in community health and ethnic community development.  Current projects include a cultural assessment of Japanese and African American senior care-giving needs and community partnerships in chronic disease needs assessment in the Samoan community. A second research trajectory focuses on Asian American multiracial identity and diversity.