first-generation faculty

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Ken Arnold, Ph.D., Faculty, College of Engineering

Marva Cappello, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Joint Doctoral Program in Education

Donna Conaty, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts

Margaret Friend, Ph.D., Professsor, Department of Psychology

Mario Garrett, Ph.D., Gerontology, College of Health & Human Services

Lisa Gates, Ph.D., Faculty & Director, MA in Postsecondary Ed Leadership & Leadership Minor

Julie Graham, Ph.D., Nursing, College of Health and Human Services

Felisha Herrera Villareal, Ph.D., Faculty, College of Education

Steve Hooker, Ph.D., Dean, College of Health & Human Services

Anna Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, City Planning, School of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Eve Kornfeld, Ph.D., Senate Distinguised Professor/Professor of History

Amanda McClain, Ph.D., School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, College of Health & Human Services

Sesen Negash, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy, College of Education

Vicki Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, College of Education

Sonjua Pruitt-Lord, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Health & Human Services

Jason Ramirez, Assistant Dean, College of Health & Human Services

Mark Reed, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Health & Human Services

Nate Rodriguez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Digital Media, School of Journalism & Media Studies

Dustin Toman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Sciences

Ricardo Vasconcelos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Portuguese, College of Arts and Letters

Allison Vaughn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, College of Sciences

Amy Weiss, Professor, School of Journalism and Media Studies, PSFA

Luke Wood, Ph.D., Associate Vice-President of Faculty Diversity & Inclusion 

FIRST-GEN FACULTY videos

Click on the links below to hear about some of our SDSU First-Gen Faculty's experience as a first-gen college student:  

Dr. Nathian Shae Rodriguez

Dr. Matthew Savage

Dr. Anna Kim