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Felisha A. Herrera

Leadership Community College
United States of America


Felisha Herrera, PhD will be joining the program in Fall of 2015. Dr. Herrera will be transitioning to SDSU from Oregon State University where she has served as an Assistant Professor of Community College Leadership since 2012. Dr. Herrera is a community college researcher who examines institutional structures, processes, and policies, with a specific emphasis on promoting postsecondary outcomes for students of color. Her work encompasses several strands of scholarship including student mobility; pathways for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and a critical examination of policies issues related to diversity & equity in education. Dr. Herrera is a consummate scholar, who has been published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, including: The Review of Higher Education, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. With over 13 years of experience as a higher education professional, Dr. Herrera has held administrative positions within both two- and four-year institutions including most recently as an Administrator for Diversity Initiatives in the UNM Office of the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion.

Research Interest

STEM Students


  • Herrera, F.A. (2013, April). Diverse Pathways in the Two-Year Sector: Understanding Student Mobility Among STEM Students. Council for the Study of Community Colleges Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA

  • Herrera, F.A. (2013, April). Charting Community College Pathways in Systemwide Efforts to Promote College Persistence & Attainment in STEM National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

  • Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F.A., Johnston, M. P., & Garcia, G. A. (2013, November). A Multilevel Analysis of the Influence of Institutional and State Contexts on College Student Views Toward Denying Undocumented Immigrant Access to Public Education.. Association for the Study of Higher Education. St. Louis, MO.

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