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Lisa Garza

Lisa Garza, Ph.D.

Department Head, Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

Office: Old Main, Room 414B
Email: lgarza@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2593

Professional Profile

 Dr. Garza joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2014. She received a BA in Psychology in 1985 and a MEd in Counseling in 1987 from WTAMU and a PhD in Sociology in 1995 from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to coming to WTAMU, she was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. 

Teaching and Related Service

 Dr. Garza teaches numerous courses on social inequality. Specifically, she teaches Social Stratification, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies, Deviance, and Gender Inequality.

Research and Creative Activity

 Dr. Garza’s research interests include the Chicano Movement, Chicanas in the Chicano Movement, Latino education, and first generation students.
Dr. Garza is currently working on research on the Chicano Movement in Colorado and on Radical Tejanas and their influence on the Chicano Movement. 

Personal Sketch

 Dr. Garza is passionate about issues of social justice, working in her community, and believes it is imperative for individuals to learn their history, culture, and importance of giving back to their communities.