Reena Viswanath

Dr. Reena Patel-Viswanath is deeply passionate about helping organizations promote equity through evidence-based, data-driven strategy. She is particularly interested in examining how institutions can create a more supportive campus climate by considering the intersectional identities of a college student, particularly the first-generation college student identity, utilizing asset-based pedagogy. She focuses on institutional outcomes, such as retention and graduation rates, and identity development. Considering factors that contribute to the imposter phenomenon, a sense of psychological safety and belonging is critical to her work. As a scholar practitioner, she deeply invested in disseminating research that is accessible and comprehensible to inform policy and practice. She is equally invested in program evaluation and development and organizational leadership. 

Spring 2024 Sections

Fall 2023 Sections