Data to Advance Equity in Education
Advancing equity in educational opportunities for historically underserved groups requires addressing the diversity within and between different demographic groups. I examine how applying a multilevel, structurally-oriented intersectional lens in quantitative analysis can enhance social justice for diverse students in higher education.
Anne-Marie Núñez is Professor of Educational Studies in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. She employs sociological approaches to advance equitable postsecondary educational opportunities for historically underserved groups in higher education. Her research has focused on: (1) postsecondary trajectories of Hispanic, first-generation, migrant, and English Learner students in the U.S.; (2) institutional diversity in the U.S., including the role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in promoting college opportunities; and (3) building inclusive educational environments in STEM disciplines and HSIs.
She co-edited Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice, an International Latino Book Award winner that is the first book to focus on HSIs as organizations and their role in the American higher education system. Her current research is funded by over $10 million in grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to build equitable learning environments in geosciences and computing, raise Hispanic attainment in STEM fields, and strengthen capacity for STEM education and research in HSIs.
She holds an A.B. in social theory from Harvard University, M.A. in educational policy analysis and evaluation from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in higher education from UCLA.