Dr. Christina Wright Fields

Assistant Professor of Education


Christina Wright Fields, Ph.D. is a higher education scholar whose research agenda focuses on historically marginalized students’ experiences both in K-12 and postsecondary education contexts, issues pertinent to student access and academic success, social justice and activism, and the influence of teacher and student cultural identities within the classroom. Fields possesses over a decade of experience with supervising student and professional staff, developing student affairs and academic affairs partnerships, overseeing college preparation programs, creating innovative multicultural and international initiatives, and developing cultural competency courses and workshops.

Fields is affiliated with and highly involved in numerous professional associations in higher education and teacher education, including the Association for Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), American College Personnel (ACPA), New York Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE), and New York Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (NYACTE). She has presented many research papers, workshops, and roundtables nationally at ASHE, NASPA, ACPA, American Education Research Association (AERA), and National Council on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) conferences. Fields has been recognized by the NASPA’s Region II for Distinguished Excellence in Diversity award, ACPA Supporting Latino/a Student Success Award, and NASPA’s African American Knowledge KUUMBA New Professionals Award.


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