Dr. James Francisco Bonilla is a nationally recognized consultant on diversity in the environmental movement, diversity in higher education, multicultural organizational development, and teaching for and assessing cultural competence.
Dr. Bonilla has made more than five hundred presentations to schools, conferences and organizations in the area of diversity. He is a past Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education. His most recent publications include Educating for & Assessing Cultural Competence and Making Green Organizations Multicultural: Debunking the Myths About People of Color and the Environment. He is currently writing a book called Navigating Destino: The Five Lenses Approach to Developing Cultural Competence.
He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in Outdoor Education. He recently retired from Hamline University as Professor Emeritus in Organizational Leadership and Conflict Studies.