Rocio Mendoza

Assistant Professor; Program Coordinator, Department of Leadership and Higher Education
Department of Leadership and Higher Education

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Ph.D. Education, Claremont Graduate University

M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, concentration in Higher Education, University of Washington

B.A. Sociology and Human Services, California State University, Fullerton


North University Hall
P: 909-748-8824


Understanding students and racial inequities in campus climates are central to my work as a higher education scholar-practitioner. Through my teaching and advising, I work with students to re-think and re-imagine transformative and equity-centered educational practices. My approaches to my teaching, research and service are deeply shaped by my experiences growing up in the city of La Puente, California, as a first-generation Chicana, and daughter of immigrants from Mexico. It is my hope that the students I work with see themselves as critical educational leaders, change agents, and believe in the strengths and knowledge they bring to the classroom.