Assoc. Prof. of Education and Assoc. Dean in the Attallah College of Educational Studies | Chapman University Founding Co-Director, Collaborate Initiative / Principal Investigator, Architecture of Belonging Project
Dr. Michelle Samura is Associate Professor of Education and Associate Dean in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. She also is the founding Co-Director of the Collaborate Initiative and principal investigator of the Architecture of Belonging project. Dr. Samura conducts research, publishes, and speaks on the relationship between space and belonging. For the past 15 years, she has studied diverse student experiences on college campuses and is currently is gaining insights from the fields of design and architecture on key design principles and elements of built environments that promote belonging in education settings, workplace settings, and community settings.