ISU alumna Susana Muñoz named among Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond
March 30, 2017
Susana Muñoz, an alumna of the Iowa State School of Education, was named among the Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Muñoz graduated from Iowa State in 2008 with a doctoral degree in education, and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Muñoz's research focuses on the college access, identity, and persistence of underrepresented student populations, with a special focus on the experiences of undocumented latina/o students. Muñoz was also recognized last year by the federal government for her work with this demographic, and was featured on the U.S. Department of Edcuation's website for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for hispanics. Her first book, titled "Identity, Social Activism, and the Pursuit of Higher Education: The Journey Stories of Undocumented and Unafraid Community Activists," follows the experiences of 13 student activists. Muñoz and the 24 other women named were recognized for their achievements, their contributions to the field of higher education, and their work in other professions as well. More».