Douglas Raphael – League Excellence Award Winner 2023
Faculty – Nominated by Academic Senate
Serves as a Professor in the Communication Studies Department. He joined LBCC in 2014. He was born and raised in Bellflower, CA. He earned an A.A. from Cypress College and was a member of the tennis team and the debate team. After transferring from Cypress College, he earned a B.S. from CSULB and was on the crew (rowing) team and the debate team. He received an M.A. in speech and a law degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He taught communication courses in the Hawaii community college system for nine years before moving back to California. While at LBCC, he has served as a Department Representative for the LBCC Faculty Association, chair of the Course Evaluation Subcommittee, and chair of the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction.