Ann-Marie Nunez

Professor of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University

Anne-Marie Núñez is Professor of Educational Studies in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Núñez served nine years as a faculty member at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), the second largest HSI on the U.S. mainland. Her award-winning scholarship employs sociological approaches to advance equitable postsecondary educational opportunities for historically underserved groups in higher education. Her scholarship has focused on: (1) postsecondary trajectories of Latinx, first-generation, migrant, and English Learner students; (2) institutional diversity in the U.S., including the role of HSIs in promoting college opportunities; and (3) building inclusive and equitable environments in STEM disciplines and HSIs. She co-edited Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice, an International Latino Book Award winner that is the first book to focus on HSIs as organizations and their role in the American higher education system. She also helped co-author and disseminate a National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee 2019 report on the contributions of Minority-Serving Institutions to the science workforce, entitled Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce. Her current research is funded by over $10 million in grants from NSF to build equitable environments in geosciences and computing, raise Latinx attainment in STEM fields, and strengthen STEM capacity in HSIs. Among these projects, she works with Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) to explore how departments in the CAHSI network support Hispanic and underrepresented students to succeed in computing fields.