Chrystal A. George Mwangi

UMass Associate Professor Chrystal George Mwangi
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration | College of Education
174 Furcolo North


ISSR Scholar (2018-19) Project Title: Family & Community Engagement Among College Students of Color in STEM

While family is deemed to play a critical role in STEM access and success for students in K-12 education, there is limited literature on family engagement in college. Building upon her previous research demonstrating that college students of color often remain closely connected to their families and home communities, Dr. George Mwangi will investigate family/community involvement, engagement, and reciprocity in the lives of college students of color in STEM majors.

Selected Publications:

  • George Mwangi, C.A. (in press). “'It’s different here': Complicating concepts of college knowledge and first generation through an immigrant lens". Teachers College Record.
  • George Mwangi, C.A., Daoud, N., English, S., & Griffin, K.A. 2017. "Me and my family: Ethnic differences and familial influences on academic motivations of Black collegians". Journal of Negro Education, 86(4), 47-493.
  • George Mwangi, C.A. 2015. "(Re)Examining the role of family and community in college access and choice: A meta-synthesis of literature". Review of Higher Education, 39(1), 123-151.