Felisha Herrera Villarreal

Dr. Felisha Herrera Villarreal is an Associate Professor of Postsecondary Education and Community College Leadership at San Diego State University (SDSU). She is the founding director of the SDSU Research & Equity Scholarship Institute and which has secured over $14 million in federal research funding under her leadership. As a nationally recognized expert in STEM education, she serves as the PI for several large-scale research projects, including NSF funded projects investigating the role of community colleges and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in STEM. She is a widely published scholar with her research focusing on underrepresented students in STEM and policy issues related to diversity and equity. Her scholarship is enhanced by 20+ years of experience as a higher education professional at two- and four-year institutions.