Dr. Lopez-Lee’s Bio

For over 45 years Dr. David Lopez-Lee has been an expert in performance evaluation and decision making for both public and private organizations. His clients have included Colleges, Universities, School Districts, the National Academy of Sciences, Educational Testing Service, and all levels of government. He developed ground-breaking evaluation approaches to force the restoration of millions of dollars to communities in Southern California.

Locally, Dr. Lopez-Lee has been Moorpark’s representative on the Ventura Community College District’s Chancellor Search Committee and works as a volunteer instructor at the Moorpark Active Adult Center. In addition, he serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Ventura County Community College District, serving as a voice for the interests of Moorpark.

Dr. Lopez-Lee also served on the California Senate Cost Control Commission for over 25 years, during which time the Commission saved the Taxpayers of Moorpark and entire State of California over $2.5 Billion. In addition to his work as an Administrative Judge (hearing officer) in Los Angeles since 1979, Dr. Lopez-Lee was elected three times to the Board of Trustees of the L.A. Community College District, serving as President of the Board three times.

He has been a Professor of Public Administration at USC since 1972, and although he retired in 2007, he continued to work there on a part-time basis through 2017. He was Associate Dean of the School of Public Administration (1980-1982). Because Dr. Lopez-Lee’s degrees are all in interrelated fields of Psychology (his PhD is in Educational Psychology from UCLA), he was able to work in the emerging field of human factors engineering in the aerospace industry, before moving to a professorship in the college setting. Dr. Lopez-Lee has consulted and written extensively in many areas of educations and in such diverse areas as government, sociology, psychology, comparative cultures, policy evaluation, administrative/organizational theory, public policy, statistics and research design, engineering, and survey design. He is particularly proud of his work on more equitable economic opportunity and affordable housing for all members of our community and workforce.

A resident of our community since 2007, Dr. Lopez-Lee lives with his wife Malou, and his daughter, Miraya, in Moorpark where he remains active in our community. Miraya was a student in the Moorpark Unified School district, graduating in 2014.

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