Luis Ponjuán, PhD

Associate Professor
Educational Administration and Policy
Texas A&M University

Luis Ponjuán, PhD, a first-generation Cuban immigrant and college graduate, is associate professor of higher education administration and executive director of the Investing in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning (IDEAL) research project at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. With over 20 year experience in professional higher education and research focusing on access and equity in higher education for underrepresented students and faculty members of color, Ponjuán has published in Research in Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Thought and Action and written higher education policy briefs for the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). He was named the 2014 Outstanding New Faculty member, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University, and selected as the 2008 Association for the Study of Higher Education and Ford Foundation Fellow, Institute on Equity Research Methods and Critical Policy Analysis, and the 2013–2014 College of Education and Human Development Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives Administrative Fellow. He received the 2009 AAHHE Faculty Fellow Award and the 2003 AAHHE Graduate Student Fellow Award. Ponjuán earned his doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, master’s degree from Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.