Elsa Camargo, PhD

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 
University of Texas, Arlington

Dra. Elsa Camargo is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Co-Coordinator of the Hispanic Serving Leadership Graduate Certificate at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Additionally, she is a Research Associate at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the same institution. Prior to joining UTAshe was an assistant professor of Higher Education at the University of Arkansas and while there also served as Junior Research Fellow at the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Dra. Camargo holds degrees from Virginia Tech (Ph.D. in Higher Education) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A. in English and Spanish and M.A in Hispanic Studies). Her research examines various points of the student-to-tenured-faculty pipeline and the challenges that minoritized populations face in this trajectory.  In her research she employs lenses that are critical of the systemic structures in higher education that make it difficult for institutions to become diverse and inclusive. Dra. Camargo research has appeared in academic journals including the Journal of Diversity in Higher EducationJournal of Hispanic Higher Education, Journal of Education and Training Studies, and Innovative Higher Education and Gender Transformation in the Academy