Lamitra Baez, MS CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Professor Lamitra Baez is a full-time faculty member for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, a position she has held since January 2017. Her background as a Speech and Language Pathologist began in 2003. She has skillfully held a variety of positions with emphasis in working with infants, toddlers, and school-aged children with various speech and language disorders.

As Professor, Lamitra Baez has instructed undergraduate students in courses such as Language Science, Bilingualism/Biculturalism, and Clinical Practicum; graduate students in Early Childhood Language Disorders and School-Aged Language Disorders; and post-graduate students in Clinical Issues in Speech and Language Pathology. Additionally, she is the Clinical Instructor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Loma Linda Elementary Speech Clinic and the Early Intervention Clinic.

Professor Lamitra Baez earned a PhD in Educational Psychology in November of 2019. She has a history of participating on boards and committees to promote positive outcomes for the SLP profession and mentorship for students.  She also serves on the SAHP Faculty Council Executive Committee and as a Marshall for Commencement Ceremonies.


  • PhD. Capella University, Minneapolis
  • M.S., Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
  • B.A., Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Professional Certificates

  • 2003, Clinical or Rehabilitative Service Credential
  • 2004, Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2004, California License in Speech-Language Pathology

Research Experience

  • Dissertation: The Relationship Between Culturally Competent Teaching and Special Education Referrals for African American Students, November 2019