Linda Theresa DeAngelo
Associate Professor

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.

Instructional Interests

  • Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy
  • Higher Education Program
  • The core PhD and EdD courses in higher education.

Scholarly Interests

  • Higher Education
  • Educational (In)Equity
  • Faculty Mentorship, Faculty Issues
  • Experiences of Students and Faculty of Color
  • Pathways Into and Through Higher Education
  • Graduate Education
  • Gender
  • Engineering and STEM Education
  • Institutional Transformation

Selected Grants

  • 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.

Featured Publications

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

Linda Theresa DeAngelo


University of Pittsburgh
5517 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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