Craig Alimo, Ph.D., is a long-time social justice educator and educational consultant who was an original member of the MVP team as a young graduate student at Northeastern University in the early 1990s.
He currently serves as the first Director of Equity and Inclusivity at Napa Valley College in Napa, California, implementing a campus equity plan and coordinating Title IX related activities. In his prior position, he served as a Multicultural Education Specialist at the University of California, Berkeley in the Division of Equity and Inclusion, where he was responsible for working with a team to develop a campus initiative to engage faculty, students and staff on issues of campus climate for equity, human difference and inclusion.
At the University of Maryland he helped create the MOSAIC Diversity and Leadership retreat, as well as a data-driven multicultural organizational development initiative in the Department of Transportation Services. He also created the Social Justice Educator Development Program in the Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP). While at OHRP he assisted with the development and implementation of Student Intercultural Learning Center activities.
Craig has published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has served on a nationwide research project investigating the educational benefits of Intergroup Relations programs. He has designed and facilitated a number of undergraduate and graduate level courses, and assisted academic departments with the development of curricula and programs of study. In 2006, ACPA: College Student Educators International’s Commission for Social Justice Educators honored Craig with their first annual award for Outstanding Teacher, Trainer, or Mentor.
Craig has worked at a variety of educational institutions in Academic Affairs, Learning Communities, Residence Life, Orientation Programs, and Multicultural Affairs. As an independent educational consultant, he has consulted with corporate, non-profit, college and university campuses around the country, as well as with government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Craig earned his B.A. in History and Philosophy from Rider College, an M.S. from Northeastern University in College Student Development and Counseling, an advanced graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in social justice education, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in College Student Personnel Administration.