Dr. Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College. His focus at FLC is helping students achieve success in their educational and professional careers, building FLC in a positive economic and social force in the Four Corners region, and continually evolving the campus’ facilities and offerings to meet the needs of students today and into the future.
Previous to FLC, Dr. Stritikus was a deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He served on the Global Learning Initiative, building a strategy to improve education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Dr. Stritikus spent three years leading work in improving education in the United States.
As a scholar, his work examined the effects of bilingual education policy and teacher practice on the academic lives of Latino and Asian immigrants. His articles have appeared in top-tier education journals such as the American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Teacher Education, and Teachers College Record. He is the author of the book, Immigrant Children and the Politics of English Only.
Raised in an immigrant household, Dr. Stritikus began his teaching experience with Teach for America in Baltimore. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in Language, Literacy, and Culture.