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Jose Munoz

Jose Munoz

Professor, /First Gen


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


Dr. José Muñoz graduated with a PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University. After several years of working as contingent faculty in the CSU system he joined the Department of Sociology in 2011. Along with attention to first-generation scholars, José’s other research foci include inequalities and attrition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, civil rights, labor, and global social movements and non-governmental organizations. He is the Director for Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program which seeks to diversify the pool of underrepresented scholars in the humanities. José is part of an NIH supplement supported project titled URISE Coyote Research Fellowship Program. This one-year program will mentor students interested in behavioral and biomedical research. He is a co-PI on an NSF S-STEM ($2.5 million award) Creating Pathways to Computing Careers through Experiential and Engaged Learning project with colleagues in Computer Science. From 2021-2022, José was a co-PI on an NSF HSI grant titled “Exploring the hidden realities of contingent Latinx faculty in STEM”. The award supported a CSUSB conference with part time faculty participants representing 10 CSUs. In 2020-2021. He was awarded an a CSUSB Intellectual Life Fund Grant to organize The Inland Empire People's History Conference (June 2024).

This year José's collaborative work appeared in Sociology of Education, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, Journal of Latinos and EducationJournal of Higher Education Management, and TRAILSCheck out all of my scholarship (Google Scholar).


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Connect with José at

twitter @JoseAMunoz11




CSUSB recognizes first-generation students and alumni during First-Generation College Celebration

CSUSB awarded $2.5 million grant to create STEM scholarships in computer science and engineering.

Inside CSUSB article about my work on campus.

CSUSB Sociology Professor Institutes "homegrown" Experiences Into His Teaching 

CSUSB professor earns NSF grant to explore realities of Latinx faculty in STEM.

Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class Persons in Sociology 

Working-Class Perspectives | Commentary on Working-Class Culture, Education, and Politics.



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




Invited to serve the following initiatives and programs.

Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Task Force (2023-2028)

CSUSB Project Team, Excelencia Institute: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in California to SERVE Latino Students, 2023-2024.

Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program