Delma Ramos

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department

Assistant Professor
Office: 412 SOE Building

Research Interest

Equity and social justice, race, class, and gender, historically marginalized populations in higher education, parent and family engagement in college, asset-based theory, critical theory and methodologies, mixed methods.


  • PhD in Higher Education, University of Denver
  • MS in Student affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • BS in Social Work, Colorado State University


Dr. Ramos’ research examines the experiences of historically marginalized populations in Higher Education from an equity and social justice lens. Thus, she studies issues at the intersection of race, class, and gender, within the normative environments of institutions of higher learning, and the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural contexts within which they exist. Her work has been presented at annual national meetings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, NASPA, and the American Educational Research Association and appears in journals including JDHE, JHHEASHE Higher Education Report Series, JCOTR, and JCSCORE, among others.

Link to Dr. Ramos’ CV

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Yi, V. & Ramos D. (2021). Collective Achievement and Resistance: Understanding the Motivations of Doctoral Women of Color. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Ramos, D. & Yi, V. (2020). Doctoral women of color coping with racism and sexism in the academy. International Journal of Doctoral Studies.15, 135-158.

Bennett, C., Ramos, D., & Wyatt, J. R. (2020). Latinx youth’s funds of knowledge: Empowering activist identities in a Nuevo South college access program. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

*Harper, C., Kiyama, J.M., Aguayo, D., & Ramos, D. (2018). Examining the inclusivity of parent and family college orientations: A directed content analysis. Journal of College Orientation, Transition, & Retention.