Speaker: Dr. Tom Dolan


Dr. Tom Dolan was born in Mason City, Iowa in 1955. He has worked with immigrant communities since 1976. For 13 years, he worked with political refugee communities in Ecuador and Chile, and he gas extensive experience with immigrant communities in Mexico, Arizona, New York and California.

Dr. Dolan has lived in San Bernardino since 1998. He is married to Cecilia Miranda, a Mexican and US citizen who has worked for many years as an advocate for her migrant community in the region. Together, they have four children. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1978 and received a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University in 2010. In the Inland Empire he has worked to organize and train community organizers with youth, parents, immigrants, Black and indigenous communities, and with people of many faith traditions including agnostics, atheists, and others of many backgrounds and beliefs.