Linda DeAngelo is Associate Professor of Higher Education, Center for Urban Education Faculty Fellow, and affiliated faculty in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to Pitt Education as an Assistant Professor, Dr. DeAngelo was the Assistant Director for Research at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. Dr. DeAngelo studies social stratification, investigating how social inequities are produced, maintained, and interrupted. Currently her scholarship focuses on access to and engagement in faculty mentorship, the pathway into and through graduate education, and the gendered and raced experiences of students and faculty in engineering. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences and has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Innovative Higher Education, among others.
- Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy
- Higher Education Program
- The core PhD and EdD courses in higher education.
- Higher Education
- Educational (In)Equity
- Faculty Mentorship, Faculty Issues
- Experiences of Students and Faculty of Color
- Pathways Into and Through Higher Education
- Graduate Education
- Engineering and STEM Education
- Institutional Transformation
- Collaborative Research: Project ELEVATE (equity focused launch to empower and value AGEP faculty to thrive in engineering). National Science Foundation, Award Period June 2022 – June 2027. PI: Alaine Allen Amount: 3,000,000, Co-I Linda DeAngelo subaward $299,982.
- Collaborative Research: Course-based adaptations of an ecological belonging intervention to transform engineering representation at scale. National Science Foundation, Award Period September 2021 – August 2026. PI: Linda DeAngelo, Co-PIs Kevin Binning, & Allison Godwin. Amount: $3,000,000.
- Developing a context-integrated mindset/belonging intervention to eliminate demographic-based underperformance in challenging large lecture undergraduate courses. Institute of Education Sciences, Award Period August 2021 – August 2025. PI: Kevin Binning, Co-PI Linda DeAngelo. Award Period September 2021 – August 2025. Amount: $2,000,000.
- DeAngelo, L., Schuster, M., & Lightner-Lachaud, Q. (2021). The faculty role in grooming and gatekeeping students’ of color potential along the professoriate pipeline. Review of Higher Education 44(4),493-522. DOI:10.1353/rhe.2021.0010
- Weidman, J. C. & DeAngelo, L. (Eds.) (2020). Socialization in higher education and the early career: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007%2F978-3-030-33350-8.
- DeAngelo, L., & Franke, R. (2016). Social mobility and reproduction for whom? College readiness and first year retention. American Educational Research Journal, 53(6), 1588-1625. DOI: 10.3102/0002831216674805.
- DeAngelo, L., Schuster, M., & Stebleton, M. (2016). California dreamers: Activism, identity and empowerment among undocumented students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(3), 216-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000023.
- DeAngelo, L., Mason, J., & Winters, D. (2015). Faculty engagement in mentoring undergraduate students: How institutional environments regulate and promote extra-role behavior. Innovative Higher Education, 41(4), 317-332. DOI:10.1007/s10755-015-9350-7.
Awards and Honors
- Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award, 2022
- Engagement, Partnerships, and Professional Service
- Division of Research Training Committee, August 2020 – Present
- Coordinator HE PhD Program, April 2021 – Present
- University Council on Graduate Studies (UCGS) December 2021 - Present
- University Council for Graduate Studies, January 2022 - Present
- Graduate Studies Fellowship Committee, January 2022 - Present