Faculty & Staff Spotlights

Center for the Study of Higher Education

Moira Ozias

Moira Ozias is an Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education. Her research focuses on equity in higher education practice, especially investigating white women’s racism and processes for creating educational spaces and curricula that resist racism and work toward racial justice. She uses critical whiteness, gender, and affect theories to understand how college experiences support and resist white women’s affective and spatial investments in white supremacy. 

Dr. Ozias grew up in the rural Midwest in a family of teachers and farmers, and her background in social work informs her interest in community collaborations. She earned a B.A in English from Baker University (Kansas), an M.A. in English and M.S.W. (Social Welfare) from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Adult & Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the University of Arizona faculty, Dr. Ozias taught College Student Affairs Leadership at Grand Valley State University, Student Affairs Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and spent over 15 years working in higher education administration at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Kansas. She also serves as Director of Research and Scholarship for ACPA (2019-2022).

JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants

Assistant Professors Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins are among the winners of the JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

JV Educational Consultants is a Michigan-based firm that provides student and faculty development and leadership consulting services to associations, colleges, nonprofit organizations and other institutions. Its Leadership Awards recognize "outstanding leadership within the field of higher education." The committee that selects the awardees considers endorsements from faculty, staff, and administrators from across the country.

They received their awards at JV Educational’s 18th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference in October.

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FreshEd Podcast with Professor Jenny Lee

Professor Jenny Lee was a guest in the FreshEd Podcast to discuss the underlying U.S. political climate for international students and scholars. Lee discusses the rise in discrimination and hate crimes.

Welcome!

Welcome! Professor Judy Marquez Kiyama joined our Center for the Study of Higher Education and also serves as the university’s associate vice provost for faculty development, increasing institutional capacity among faculty to excel in our Hispanic Serving Institution designation. Kiyama is a nationally renowned scholar and was featured in this story out of the University of Denver.

Assistant Professor of Practice Jamaica DelMar, Ph.D

Welcome, Assistant Professor of Practice Jamaica DelMar, Ph.D! Jamaica DelMar (Ed.D.) defines herself as a mom, wife, daughter, and friend. She has worked in higher education for 12 years, and her previous positions at other institutions include Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Adjunct Faculty, and Academic Advisor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul Minnesota. She is a longtime volunteer at organizations serving homeless families. Jamaica’s work as an educator and empowerment facilitator with the Jeremiah Program led her to her interests in mentoring students regarding their college goals and taking an activist and innovative approach to such service, teaching, and research in a way that drives her commitment to and passion for leading Project. Dr. DelMar loves to garden and is an avid rockhound.  Her other interests include reading, social justice, equity in education, public art, music, and candy making. Her dissertation was entitled, “A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Perceptions of Single Mother College Students.”