Emily Haraldson
Interim Executive Director

Emily has been a proud member of FACCC since March 2013 and now joins the
organization as Interim Executive Director in 2024. She is an active member who joined
the Communications Committee in 2014 and then chaired it from 2016-2019. As an
advocate for community college faculty, Emily has experience working with and lobbying
legislators as well as with other educational stakeholders statewide.

Before accepting the position of Interim Executive Director, Emily served the Glendale
College Guild, AFT-2276 as President from 2020-2023. In that leadership position she
successfully tackled the unexpected challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic,
along with the full range of issues normally faced by college faculty. She found common
ground with administration to better the health, welfare, and working conditions of her

Emily is also an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Art History Department at
Glendale Community College. Her research interests include 20th-century European
and American Modernism, Contemporary Art, Feminist Art, and Political Visual Culture.
As advocacy takes many forms, she uses her classroom to shed light on social and
political issues found in historical and contemporary art alike.

Emily grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has made Southern California her home
since 1999. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Art History from Augsburg
University in Minneapolis, earned an M.A. with Distinction in Art History from California
State University, Northridge, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from
California State University, Long Beach.

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