The three-acre campus—SMC’s first in Malibu—includes a two-story educational building
with dedicated science and computer labs, a 100-seat lecture hall with sloped seating
for music and film, an art studio, open floor spaces for dance and yoga, general classrooms,
a conference room, outdoor study spaces, and an interpretive center to tie into the
rich and varied coastal features nearby.
SMC will offer courses in Art, Dance, Film, Creative Writing, Astronomy, Psychology,
The SMC Malibu Campus is located at 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA. 90265
Known as The First Lady of Salsa, she was the first woman inducted into the Salsa Hall Of Fame, May 2019 & again in 2022. She is one of the foremost instructors on the west coast,
as well as one of the pioneers of the L.A. salsa style.
Emeritus Faculty -Autobiography and Poetry & Fiction Robert has been teaching writing since 2005 when
he discovered his love for teaching working with incarcerated juveniles in the LA
County juvenile justice system, teaching self-reflective writing. For over a decade,
he worked with jailed kids getting them to write about their lives in the hopes they
may reflect and make better choices in the future.
Emeritus Faculty - Creative Writing
Carol is an award-winning writer who was twice named a Fulbright scholar in Russia
and whose poetry has been presented on National Public Radio, in the Library of Congress,
and on Radio Russia. Her new book, Below Zero (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), will be released in 2023.
Emeritus Faculty - Drawing and Painting
Catherine is an England-born artist whose work has been presented at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, the Armand Hammer Museum, and the SMC Emeritus Art Gallery.
She has also had successful exhibitions in Detroit and New York, as well as in galleries
in England, Iceland, and Japan.
Timothy Lee Conley
SMC Faculty - Film
Tim (AKA Professor T) is the Executive Producer and Owner of 67 Entertainment, a television,
film, and new media entertainment company. He hosts the podcast “The Politics of Hip-Hop
Culture” with Professor Marq DJ Cli-N-Tel Hawkins, and serves with the Santa Monica
Bay Area Human Relations Council and the Urban Scholars Academy of Inglewood, California.
Emeritus Faculty - Theatre Arts
Barbara is a former Vice President of Development for Miss M Productions and a longtime
teacher in SMC's Emeritus program and at the renowned Margie Haber Studio. She has
worked in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles as an actress and director, acting coach,
and story analyst for studios, networks, and independent production companies.
Community Ed - Architectural Styles, Women Architects, and 20th Century Design
Eleanor — an award-winning educator and author who lectures worldwide on the history
of architecture, interiors, and decorative arts — is co-author (with architect Marc
Appleton and author Bret Parsons) of Master Architects of Southern California, 1920-1940: Wallace Neff, and has served as Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills.
SMC will offer four types of classes at the Malibu Campus:
Credit – Classes for credit that can be used toward an Associate degree or transfer to a
four-year college or university.
Noncredit – Short-term vocational and workforce preparation courses and certificates.
Emeritus – Free noncredit and adult education courses specifically oriented to the interests
of older adults.
Community Education – Low-cost classes, seminars, and workshops.