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Frank Nainoa, MA

Frank Nainoa, MA

Academic Dean - OUAZ

Assistant Professor of Communication


EDD (ABD) - Pepperdine University

MA - Communication Management - University of Southern California (Anneberg School)

BA - Social Science/History - University of Southern California

Professor Frank Nainoa has a BA in Social Science/History and a MA in Communications (Annenberg School) both from the University of Southern California and an EDD (ABD) from Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business Advanced Management Program and an alumnus of the Walt Disney Leadership Institute. 

He is a Certified Diversity Professional from the National Diversity Council as well as a DISC Personality Profile Assessment facilitator. Professor Nainoa has co-written and published several articles on communications, leadership, and customer service and presented on diversity and inclusion issues at various conferences as well as providing DISC Personality Profile Assessments for numerous organizations and companies. 

Professor Nainoa is currently the Academic Dean at Ottawa University in Arizona and has served as an adjunct faculty member, lead faculty and area chair as well as a curriculum developer and content area expert for undergraduate programs at several universities. He has taught classes in Academic Writing, Critical Thinking, Communications, History, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as professional development courses. 

Professor Nainoa is also a board member on the Diversity Recruiters Network which helps organizations and corporations hire diverse, quality candidates. He has held various management and leadership positions at the University of Southern California, Bell Atlantic and Verizon Communications. Professor Nainoa proudly volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics.

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