Orlando Carreón

Assistant Professor

Orlando Carreon
Orlando Carreón




Stevenson 2013
Available By Appointment Only
  • Ph.D. - School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2018
  • MA - Applied Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2009             
  • BS - W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1999
Academic Interests

Transformative Leadership; Ethnic Studies; Critical Pedagogy; Critical Literacies


Educational Leadership, Language and Literacy, Bilingualism, Social Justice in Education


Dr. Orlando Carreón is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at Sonoma State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on Language, Literacy, and Culture from University of California, Davis (UC Davis) including a Master’s in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His interests include teaching and researching within a decolonial and social justice framework to disrupt how discourses of race, language, culture, ideology, and power affect BIPOC and other historically subordinated communities. Current topics include effective teaching practices of Latinx youth; Ethnic Studies; Culturally Sustaining Leadership; Advocacy in Teacher Education; and Culturally Sustaining practices. He was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community for his social justice leadership at UC Davis. 

Dr. Carreón was a former middle school teacher in Napa Valley, where he taught Language Arts Social Studies (in Spanish and English) and English Language Development to immigrant youth. He has over 15 years of experience as an educator and is dedicated to developing Grow Your Own Educator programs where communities can create pathways for local students to become educators. Dr. Carreón is the son of immigrant parents with roots in Guerrero, Mexico. He currently lives in Napa with his life partner Angela and his two daughters, Florentina and Camila.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Carreón, O. (2021). Why Isn’t Cinco de Mayo 365 Days a Year!. Latinx Experiences in US Schools: Voices of Students, Teachers, Teacher Educators, and Education Allies in Challenging Sociopolitical Times, 47.