Chrystal A. George Mwangi

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration

B.A. Rollins College (2004)
M.S. Florida State University (2008)
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park (2014)

(413) 545-

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Dr. George Mwangi is an assistant professor in higher education. Her scholarship broadly centers on 1) structures of opportunity and educational attainment for underrepresented populations along the P-20 education pipeline; 2) impacts of globalization and migration on U.S. higher education at the student, institution, and policy levels; and 3) African and African Diaspora populations in higher education. Some of her recent research projects emphasize the educational experiences of Black immigrant collegians; the role of family and community in college access and success; broadening underrepresented student participation in STEM; and higher education cross-border partnerships. Dr. George Mwangi worked for a number of years as a college administrator including positions in undergraduate admissions, multicultural affairs, student conduct, and academic advising. She has also engaged in education research and policy work for organizations including the Council for Opportunity in Education, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, and Higher Education for Development.