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Christopher Warren, Dean, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Christopher Warren is an educator and community activist with a focus in Critical Education and Cultural Foundations.  His work is centered in inner-city education alternatives, Critical Race Theory and African-Centered learning pedagogy; including internationally published research in Post-Racial Theory and it’s effect on Black children in public education, as well as a recent publication on the value of coparenting training for African Americans parents in St.Petersburg. 

He received his Ph.D from Purdue University in Critical Education, and his Master's in Political Science as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from Florida A&M University. 

Dr. Warren’s passion for children and instruction has afforded him opportunities to conduct courses and develop curriculum both here in the U.S. at Purdue University, USF-St.Petersburg and St. Petersburg College, as well as abroad at Xi’An Jiatong University in Xi’An, China. 

Before joining Foothill in Fall 2017, Christopher served as the Project Coordinator for the National Institute of Health grant-funded “Figuring It Out for the Child” coparenting initiative at USF – St. Petersburg aimed at providing resources and mentoring for unwed African-American parents having their first child together.  The program helps the next generation of children by providing invaluable coparenting skills and strategies for creating a stable environment for the baby’s healthy mental development. 

Christopher is also a proud native of St. Petersburg and has served the youth in the South St.Pete community through work with Junior Achievement, The Write Field Mentoring Program, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Beautillion Militaire, and the Great American Teach-In at John Hopkins Middle School.  Dr. Warren also serves as the Fatherhood Liaison on the Lutheran Services Healthy Start Policy Council, the Youth Activities Chair in the Midtown Rotary Club, on the Board for the National Black Child Development Institute and also served as the creator for the first ever Black Men & Boys Week, designed to help create an atmosphere of unity and education for the support of our young men.  

He can be reached at

Carolyn Holcroft, Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

Dr. Carolyn Holcroft came to Foothill as a biology instructor in 2002, after two years as an adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas and nine years as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Menorah Medical Center.

During her time at Foothill she has served in many different capacities, including stints on the student equity workgroup, on the professional development committee, as president of the Foothill academic senate, as college curriculum committee co-chair, as campus student learning outcomes co-coordinator, and as our academic senate representative to the FHDA District Equity and Diversity Advisory Council.

Carolyn is passionate about both equity and professional development, and has had the privilege of designing and facilitating training events for faculty, staff and administrators at both the local and statewide level.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing and a Doctorate in Molecular Genetics/Microbiology, both from the University of Kansas.

She can be reached at


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