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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, PhD
    Elisa Facio, PhD
    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 Anzalduan theory, Chicana Feminist Theory, Chicana-Indigena Spiritualities, Aging and Health Care  policy and Class, Gender and Race in post-Soviet Cuba.

    Dr. Facio is a respected expert in the field of Chican@ studies and Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies and has delivered addresses at many local, state, regional  and international conferences and events.  She maintains membership in MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, 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
    Fax: 509.359.2310
  • Norma Cardenas, PhD
    Norma Cardenas, PhD
    203 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509-359-4869
    Fax: 509-359-2310
  • Aurelia Murguia
    Aurelia Murguia
    Office Administrative Manager
    203 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.4857
    Fax: 509.359.2310
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