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About Professor Baghdaserians
Department Chair of: Child Development
Phone: (818) 778-5502
A product of the community college system, Elmida Baghdaserians attended Glendale Community College where she discovered her love for child development. After transferring to Pacific Oaks College and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development (with a specialization in Early Childhood Education), she transferred to Loyola Marymount University where she earned a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling. Most recently she has earned her doctorate at Pepperdine University, from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology in Organizational Leadership, her research focus was on parenting and cultural issues.
Dr. Baghdaserians has experience working with children, families, and staff in a variety of capacities, first as a teacher and later as an administrator of a school age program. She has also worked at a resource and referral agency, domestic violence shelter, and has taught in higher education for 14 years, first as an adjunct faculty and currently as a tenured full-time faculty member at Los Angeles Valley College. Additionally, she has taught and served as an academic adviser at Cal State University, Northridge.
Both as a faculty member and as an academic adviser, Dr. Baghdaserians passion is to help students reach their goals and enjoys coordinating special events for the department. In the past she has been involved in coordinating child abuse prevention seminars, Red Flags (Exceptional Learners), advising sessions, and first aid/CPR. Some of the professional activities she has been involved with is being elected to become a board member with the California Association for Child Life Professionals. Also being the recipient of the California Community College /Family Consumer Studies Grant. Dr. Baghdaserians co-directed and developed the Paraprofessional Training Academy at LAVC to train those interested in working with children diagnosed with Autism. Currently she is serving as the chair of the child development department. Dr. Baghdaserians enjoys the added opportunities her role has brought her in collaborating with other departments and professionals in the field and at the college. Professor Baghdaserians is married, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Some of her hobbies are to travel, and read.
Ms. Baghdaserians teaches the following courses: (click the underlined word to obtain more information about the class)