#SHPEreads: GRADS Edition

Topic: Sink or Swim: The Mentoring Experiences of Latinx PhD Students with Faculty of Color

Author/Presenter: Stephen Santa-Ramirez, Ph.D

Stephen Santa-Ramirez, Ph.D. (he/him) is a first-generation college graduate whose personal and professional experiences in higher education have played formative roles in developing his research agenda, which broadly investigates the ideological, historical, and structural inequalities that impact minoritized communities. Dr. Santa-Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University at Buffalo and has previously worked in higher education administration, including Multicultural and LGBTQ+ Affairs, Residential Life, and Migrant Student Services. Further, he has been recognized nationally for his work, including being selected as a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, the ACPA – College Student Educators International Latinx Network Community Advancement & Service Award, and an ACPA Diamond Honoree. Dr. Santa-Ramirez obtained his B.A. in communication studies from West Chester University, his M.A. in student affairs administration from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in educational policy and evaluation from Arizona State University.