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Anne-Marie Nuñez

Anne-Marie Nuñez is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), one of the largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the country.  Her research addresses how individual, organizational, and structural factors influence the college access and success of diverse students.  Most recently, her research has focused on Latino, first-generation, and migrant students’ experiences in their transitions to higher education.  She also has conducted research about the experiences of Latina faculty in Hispanic-Serving Institutions.  Her work has been published in several journals, including Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and the Journal of Latinos and Education. 

In 2009, Dr. Nuñez was chosen from 190 tenure-track faculty members at her university as the sole recipient of UTSA’s President’s Distinguished Research Achievement Award, an honor recognizing the junior faculty member whose research has been exceptionally successful and brought external recognition to the university.  She has also been recognized as a faculty fellow by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).  She earned her doctorate in higher education and organizational change from UCLA, and her Master of Arts in educational policy analysis, administration, and evaluation from Stanford University.  She also holds an undergraduate degree in social studies from Harvard University.