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Jennifer R. Mata, PhD
Assistant Professor

Phone: 512-428-1280

  • PhD in American Studies at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2004
  • MA in Sociology at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1999
  • BA in Mexican American Studies at University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 1995
Why I Teach

I fully appreciate the exchange of knowledge and ideas with my students. Helping them succeed, both at St. Edward’s and in their life journeys after graduation, is an honor for me.

I strive to create a safe and welcoming place where all students are validated. My goal is to help them hone critical thinking skills and reflect upon their positions in the world. Our work in the classroom empowers them to become engaged citizens who are committed to social justice and service.