Dr. Michael Cersosimo
Originally from Peabody, MA, Dr. Michael Cersosimo moved across the country to earn his B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University (2007) and his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola Marymount University (2011). In 2018, he earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a proud first-generation student.
He has been working at LMU School of Education since 2012 and has been advising students in various programs since 2014. He is an active member of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. He has presented at conferences, served on committees, and volunteered reading proposals for the organization. In 2020, he was awarded the NACADA Region 9 Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Advising. He is passionate about academic advising and ensuring every student's success.
In his free time, he volunteers at Venice Arts mentoring low-income youth in filmmaking classes, which he has been doing for over ten years. In 2014, he was honored at their annual gala for his volunteer work as an artist mentor. He also enjoys running marathons, watching films, watching Boston sports, listening to the Beatles, and spending time with his niece, Madeline, and nephew, Benjamin.
Maureen manages the School of Education’s LiveText assessment software system and is responsible for setting up course signature assignments developed by faculty that are aligned with the School of Education’s candidate proficiencies and outcomes, and state and professional standards. She is responsible for collecting and reporting data to support the School of Education’s assessment of programs and accreditation.
She works in collaboration with all of the School of Education departments providing LiveText training and support to students, faculty members, and staff. Maureen staffs the LMU LiveText helpline and hosts drop-in sessions to provide assistance for students with their LiveText assignments and projects.
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Cheryl is from Illinois originally and holds an Associate of Arts degree from the College of DuPage and a Bachelor of Science (Home Economics Child & Family) degree from Illinois State University.
Cheryl's background includes teaching in childcare centers and directing a suburban center for the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. After working in childcare, she took on administrative roles including working at Big Idea Productions, Inc. (VeggieTales), Sony Pictures Animation and eventually at LMU.
Cheryl has worked in the Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology for ten years. Her role includes assisting the Department Chair, School Psychology and Counseling faculty, managing the office and hiring and training student workers. Her fulfillment comes from assisting the faculty, as they teach and train our candidates, as they move successfully through our programs.