EPIC Program Director
Dr. Lisa Felipe is an educator and instructional developer with teaching and educational development experience that spans over twenty years. From community-based non-profits to higher educational institutions in San Francisco and Los Angeles, she has held increasingly critical roles in developing and implementing educational and social development opportunities for students and instructors in higher education and beyond. Currently, she is the inaugural Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program. Based in UCLA’s Division of Humanities, EPIC impacts teaching and learning across twenty-one departments and fields of study. She teaches courses on literature, film, gender and race in popular culture, and rhetoric, while her primary research interests include Asian American and Pacific Rim transnational film and literature, affect studies, and SoTL. Dr. Felipe has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA.