Portrait of Dina Maramba
  • Email
    Dina.Maramba@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University/San Diego State University
    MS, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
    BA, Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego
  • Research Interests
    Equity and diversity issues in higher education; Theory and practice in student affairs; College student development; Access and retention; First-generation college students; Immigrant experience

Dina C. Maramba is an associate professor of higher education at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Educational Studies. She was previously an assistant and associate professor of student affairs administration and affiliate faculty of Asian and Asian American studies at the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton.

Maramba’s research interests include access and success of underserved college student populations; Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Filipina/o Americans in higher education; equity, diversity, and social justice issues in higher education; the impact of college environments on students; and minority serving institutions. Her teaching areas have included foundations of student affairs in higher education, university diversity, access and retention in higher education, and Asian Pacific Americans in higher education.

Maramba has worked more than 10 years as a practitioner and administrator in programs designed to increase the number of underrepresented students in higher education. Previously, she served as director of the Student Support Services TRIO program at the University of California, San Diego; as a resident director at both Colorado State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara; and as a coordinator of Upward Bound at Colorado State University.

Her co-authored and co-edited books include The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power; Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions; The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Their Implications for Higher Education; and Charting New Realities: Asian Americans in Higher Education. Maramba has presented her research at national and international conferences, and her work includes publications in the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College Student Retention, Journal of Higher Education, and Educational Policy.

She recently received the Senior Scholar Award and the Diamond Honoree Award from the Association of College Student Personnel Association. She was also awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research and Scholarship on Asian Americans. Maramba is a member of several professional associations, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, American Educational Research Association, American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association for Asian American Studies.

Immigrant families and the college experience: Perspectives of Filipina Americans. Journal of College Student Development, 49, no. 4. (2008) 336–50.

Co-authored with Yoon K. Pak and Hernandez Xavier. “Charting New Realities: Asian Americans in Higher Education.” ASHE-Higher Education Report Series. 2014.

Co-edited with Rick Bonus. The “Other” Students: Filipino Americans, Education and Power. 2013.

Co-authored with Robert T. Palmer. The impact of cultural validation in the college experience of Southeast Asian American college students. Journal of College Student Development, 56, no. 2. (2011). 111–26.

Co-authored with V. Thandi Sule & Rachelle Winkle-Wagner. What discourse on the Texas top ten percent says about accountability for diversity. Journal of Higher Education, 86, no. 5. (2015): 751–76.

Co-authored with Robert T. Palmer, Denise Yull, & Taryn Ozuna. College Choice among Asian Americans and Latino/a students at an Historically Black College and University. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 8, no. 4. (2015), 258–71.

Co-authored with Kevin L Nadal. “Exploring the Filipino American faculty pipeline: Implications for higher education.” Charlotte, NC: The other students: Filipino Americans, education and power. 2013.

Qualitative Inquiry: Theory, Models & Methods
Foundations of Student Affairs in Higher Education