Dr. Patricia A. Pérez, is a Professor in the Department of Chicanx/a/o Studies and inaugural Coordinator of the H&SS Collective for Justice, Equity and Transformation at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Pérez' research interests focus on U.S. higher education inequities with an emphasis on students and faculty of color. Her recent publications include the following edited or co-edited texts: “The Tenure Track Process for Chicana and Latina Faculty: Experiences of Resisting and Persisting in the Academy,” “Facilitating Educational Success for Migrant Farmworker Students in the U.S.,” and “Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students: Critical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives.” She is the recipient of several awards including recognition for exceptional teaching, service, scholarship, and honors for outstanding mentorship. Dr. Perez is a board member of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
Dr. Pérez received an MA and PhD from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in Higher Education and Organizational Change. She also holds an Ed.M. with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.
Born and raised in Santa Paula, California, Dr. Pérez is a first-generation college student with family roots in southern Arizona, Guanajuato and Sonora, Mexico. Dr. Pérez is the proud mama of three children.
Moderator: Gloriana Gonzalez, Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.