Michelle Hughes, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education, Department Chair
(805) 565-6257

Office Location

Porter Center #2

Office Available

Thursdays 1-4p.m. in Porter Center and always by appointment.



Educational Leadership, Secondary Education, Professional Teaching Dispositions 


Michelle Hughes earned a doctorate in education from George Fox University.  She is a veteran Santa Barbara educator; Michelle earned an English degree and teaching credential from Westmont College and later a masters in Educational Leadership from California State Northridge. She has taught junior high school English and served as high school administrator locally. Since 2009, Michelle has embraced sharing her passion for the teaching profession and K-12 education with Westmont students and the larger Santa Barbara community. She embraces the challenge of equipping students to serve and put their faith into action in public and private schools. 

Professor talking with two students