Elisabeth Orr
Dean, Social Sciences & Arts

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Lisa has been Dean of the Social Sciences and Arts since 2017. The School of Social Sciences and Arts includes four departments: History, Political Science & Ethnic Studies; the Social Sciences department, Performing Arts, and the Visual and Media Arts department. Prior to becoming dean, Lisa was a faculty member for nearly twenty years in History and taught U.S. history including the recent U.S., Women’s History, Race and Ethnicity, and History of the Americas. 

She served as department head of the History & Political Science department from 2015-2017.  Lisa has deep roots in the Long Beach community having grown up in Long Beach and attended LBCC in the 1980s. She is a third-generation Long Beach resident as well. She is committed to the highest quality education possible for LBCC students and to equitable student success for all.