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Faculty Spotlight – Mary Dueñas, PhD

Dr. Mary Dueñas, assistant professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Scienceswas recently named “An Equity and Access Champion” in an issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and was named a Top 15 Emergent Scholar. Due to her passion for students to thrive in a higher education environment, she dedicates a large portion of her scholarship research to examining equity and access issues in higher education.

“There is a changing landscape in how we think about higher education,” Dueñas says. “It’s not so much about the students adapting to higher education, it’s more about how higher education institutions supporting and serving students.”