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Faculty & Staff

Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Chicano Education Program. If you have questions but are unsure of whom to contact, please call the main program office at 509.359.2404.
  • Elisa Facio
    Elisa Facio
    Phone: 509-359-6146

    Elisa Facio, PhD, is the Director of the Chicano Education Program and Professor of Chicano Studies, and the Executive Director of the Race and Culture Studies major. She holds a BS from Santa Clara University in Sociology, and a MA and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her areas of interest include Cuban Studies, Chicana Feminist Theory, Chicana-Indigena Spiritualities, and Aging and Health Care policy.

    Dr. Facio is a respected expert in the field of ethnic studies and has delivered addresses at many local, state, and regional events.  She maintains membership in the NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies), the National Hispanic Council on Aging, the American Sociological Association, and the Gerontology Society of America.

  • Martin Meraz-Garcia, PhD
    Martin Meraz-Garcia, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    203 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6148
  • Jennifer J. Nunez
    Jennifer J. Nunez
    203 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2230
  • Aurelia Murguia
    Aurelia Murguia
    203 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.4857
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