Luis Ponjuan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration
Dr. Luis Ponjuan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He has 20 years of professional higher education work experience by also working at the University of Florida, University of Michigan, and Florida State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, Master’s degree from the Florida State University, and Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans. He is a first generation Cuban immigrant and college graduate.
Over the years he has developed a comprehensive research agenda focused on access and equity in higher education for underrepresented students and faculty members of color. He has published in premier higher education academic journals (e.g. Research in Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Thought and Action), higher education policy briefs for national education organizations (e.g. Institute for Higher Education Policy- IHEP). He has also presented at national educational research conferences (e.g. AERA, ASHE, NASPA, and AIR), The White House and the United States Congress, and The College Board, and the National Education Association. He has earned over a half million dollars in research grant funding from organizations like TG Foundation, University of Florida’s Division of Sponsored Research, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Due to his research agenda and professional accomplishments, Dr. Ponjuan is the 2014-2015 College of Education and Human Development Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives Administrative Fellow, he was also awarded the 2012 NEA New Scholar Prize, the 2009 Faculty Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and a 2008 ASHE and Ford Foundation Fellow for the Institute on equity research methods and critical policy analysis. The SAGE publishing company also designated his co-authored article The Vanishing Latino Male in Higher Education as a SAGE 2010 most downloaded article.