Dr. Stephen Santa-Ramirez (he, him, his) is currently an Assistant Professor of Higher Education within the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. His vast experiences in higher education and student affairs include work in Multicultural and LGBT+ Affairs, Residential Life and Housing Services, and Migrant Student Services.
Dr. Santa-Ramirez’s personal and professional experiences in higher education—and identity as a scholar-practitioner-activist—have played formative roles in the development of his research agenda, which centers the lives and knowledge of historically marginalized and economically neglected students. By employing critical and asset-based frameworks, his scholarship investigates campus racial climate, first-generation students’ sense of belonging, and the various ways race, ethnicity, and im/migration inform Latinx collegians’ educational experiences.
In 2019, Dr. Santa Ramirez received the Legacy of Leadership honor from West Chester University of PA, was selected as a Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and New York University’s Faculty First-Look, and in 2018 he received the ACPA—College Student Educators International Latinx Network Community Advancement & Service Award.
Education and Training:
- PhD, Educational Policy & Evaluation, Arizona State University, College of Education
- Graduate Certificate, Socio-Economic Justice, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation
- MA, Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
- BA, Communication Studies, West Chester University