Nancy Acevado, PhD

Associate Professor
California State University, San Bernardino

Dr. Nancy Acevedo is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, San Bernardino. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she uses critical race theory and Chicana feminist theories to examine transitions along the higher education pipeline for Latina/o/x students. She is a Scholar in Residence at the UC Davis Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research and a Research Fellow for the Latinx Research Center at Santa Clara University. Nancy’s research has been recognized by University of California, All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity (UC/ACCORD), AERA Latina/o/x Research Issues Special Interest Group, and AAHHE. She has published in various journals, including Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Harvard Educational Review, andthe Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Most recently, she co-authored a book with Dr. Gilberto Q. Conchas titled The Chicana/o/x dream: Hope, resistance, and educational success. Nancy serves as the 2022 Conference Chair for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. A first-generation college student from a low-income background, Nancy earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, MA from San Jose State University, and her PhD in Education with a focus on Race and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.