D’Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D.

Instructor, HCI Life Skills Course

Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza’s work is grounded in efforts to create communities where all people can thrive.  His expansive research, education, grassroots organizing, and policy experience has made a significant impact in high need communities throughout California.  While at UCLA, he helped pass policies that established veteran’s service centers and prioritized $160 million for student services across UC campuses.  He also improved sustainability in Inglewood schools, having served as chair of the Measure GG campaign, where he helped to secure $90 million to support school construction efforts.  He is published in multiple academic journals and is a lecturer in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.

In his role as the Founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute, Dr. Scorza empowers individuals to become leaders who rise up, create change and help their communities flourish.  His current service on the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education and the UCLA Alumni Association Board further illustrates his desire to scale up solutions that improve educational outcomes for all students.

Dr. Scorza is a US Navy Iraq War Veteran. He received a B.S. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Business Management from National University, as well as a B.A. in the Study of Religion and Ph.D. in Education from UCLA. He is a UC Regent Emeritus, was a 2010 Education Pioneers Fellow, and was a 2013 Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Fellow.