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Joy Harkins

Joy M. Pedersen, PhD
jmpeders@calpoly.edu
(805) 756-6749​

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
College of Engineering
College of Science and Math​

Dr. Joy Pedersen has worked at Cal Poly since 2003. While at Cal Poly, she has been an EOP Advisor in Student Academic Services, managed the Center for Community Engagement, and taught MultiCultural Counseling and Research Methods in the School of Education. Originally from the Central Coast, she returned to San Luis Obispo to work in the non-profit community. She has experience working with pregnant and parenting teens, foster youth, and first-generation college students. She has served as a Board Member of United Way and Chair of the Agency Advisory Committee. She is a founding member and Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association. She has a PhD in Educational Leadership from University of California, Santa Barbara.

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