Estela Mara Bensimon

Expert in higher education leadership, and graduation and transfer rates for minority students

Co-director, USC Center for Urban Education

Professor, USC Rossier School of Education


  • college access, especially for Latino and African American students
  • graduation and transfer rates
  • affirmative action and minority students
  • community colleges
  • higher education leadership
  • accountability

Additional Information

  • Author of Multicultural Teaching and Learning: Strategies for Change in Higher Education (1994) and Redesigning Collegiate Leadership: Teams and Teamwork in Higher Education (1993)
  • Co-author of Working with Junior Faculty: The Role of Department Chairs (2000) and Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe (1996)
  • Leader of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Equity Task Force, which gave rise to the ASHE Institute on Equity Research Methods and Critical Policy Analysis


  • Spanish

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