Dr. Kenneth P. Gonzalez

Dr. Kenneth P. Gonzalez has a wide range of experience in higher education, serving as a tenured faculty member, associate dean, dean, associate vice president of academic affairs, vice president for student and enrollment services, and national pathways coach. The hallmark of his work centers on equity and access for first generation, low-income students and students of color.  

Dr. Gonzalez's​ scholarship examines the experiences of underrepresented, low-income students, and first-generation students in higher education and appears in the Journal of College Student Development, the International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, the Journal of College Student Retention, Urban Education, New Directions for Higher Education, and the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. He served on editorial boards for the Journal of College Student Development, the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and the Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition

Dr. Gonzalez is co-author of Doing the Public Good: Latina/o Faculty and Civic Engagement. He also wrote Using Data to Increase Student Success: A Focus on Diagnosis, as well as the seminal article, “Examining the Role of Social Capital in Access to College for Latinas: Toward a College Opportunity Framework." 

He is a national expert on institutional effectiveness in higher education.  Dr. Gonzalez conducts training on collecting and using data to design effective student success interventions, as well as strategic planning, program review, faculty leadership development, and learning outcome assessment.  

Dr. Gonzalez earned a B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in social work at Brigham Young University, as well as a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University.