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Jose Munoz

Jose Munoz

Associate Professor , First Gen


Associate Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-7487
Office LocationSB-449


My collaborative work as part of the American Sociological Association on First Generation and Working Class Persons in Sociology has led to the collection of a nationally representative survey sample of FGWC faculty and graduate students. This work will culminate in an American Sociological Association executive summary, journal manuscript submissions to top journals, and policy briefs. Task Force Report.

I am the co-PI on a National Science Foundation HSI Improving STEM in Education Grant with his colleague Associate Professor Idalis Villanueva in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Florida. The award funded the collection of pilot study data at the conference held on the CSUSB campus (April 29-30th, 2022). The conference invitees were non tenure track contingent Latino faculty. The conference is titled HSI Conference: Exploring the hidden realities of contingent Latinx faculty in STEM. Check out this news article

I will serve as a consultant on the following grant “Broadening Participation in Engineering: Inclusive Mentoring Hubs (IM Hubs) project will support the formation of an inclusive mentoring hub called Raíces (or roots in Spanish) Institute for Transformative Advocacy whose purpose is to equip nonwhite  contingent faculty in engineering of all intersectional identities, to form their own transformative grassroots advocacy strategies, using hidden curriculum strategies, for attaining equity in promotion pathways and working conditions at their hiring academic institutions.  Additionally, I am collaborating with Frank Gomez (Chancellors Office/CSU STEM NET) and other CSU STEM Faculty on a HSI Program Network Resource Centers and Hubs NSF grant proposal .


Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2008

M.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills, 1998

B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1995


SOC 3110 Theory

SOC 3010 Qualitative Methods

SOC 1100 Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills



DEI Fellow, Office of Student Research (2022-2024)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Coordinator