I am a committed higher education scholar-practitioner with over 9 years of experience teaching, training, and facilitating social justice education and dialogue facilitation. I am currently the Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion in the College of Pharmacy where I lead the Diversity and Inclusion portfolio of the college and serve as the chief college spokesperson for all programs and initiatives relating to the college’s diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) goal to cultivate a culture of care for every individual within our college that impact everyone we educate. Prior to this role, I taught and lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Concentration in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and was a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. 
I have experience as a university professor teaching courses related to learning and engaging around differences in social identities (UT Austin, CSUN, UCSD). I have also worked as a higher education practitioner working with the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, pre-college outreach, study abroad initiatives for historically minoritized groups, Summer Bridge Programs, and Inclusive Teaching & Learning work. I have demonstrated leadership expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education. The underlying thread of these various professional endeavors have centered around 1) engaging with issues of racial and social justice, 2) supporting students’ development of their critical consciousness, and 3) working with historically minoritized groups as an effort to close the equity gap.

My research agenda entails theorizing whiteness in higher education and developing more racially and socially just campus environments. My most recent scholarship has been featured in Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, Urban Education, The Review of Higher Ed, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Community College Review. 


Free Speech Tensions: Responding to Bias on College and University Campuses

RA Miller, T Guida, SL Smith, SK Ferguson, EG Medina, Ryan A Miller, Tonia Guida, Stella Smith, S Kiersten Ferguson, Elizabeth Medina

WAACKCSP: the tensions and overlaps between Whiteness and culturally sustaining pedagogies

Nolan L Cabrera, R Jamaal Downey, Tonia F Guida, Laura Lee Smith

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Routledge, 2022, pp. 1--11

Two Woke Beckys?: A Fan Fiction Conversation and Critique of Derek Bell’s White Women

Naomi W Nishi, Tonia F Guida, Danielle Walker

Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, vol. 20, 2021, p. 6

How community college staff inflict pervasive microaggressions: The experiences of Latino men attending urban community colleges in Texas

Claudia Garc{\'\i}a-Louis, Victor B S{\'a}enz, Tonia Guida

Urban Education, SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA, 2020, p. 0042085920963594

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STEM Equity Video Resource Library

The STEM equity video resource library is part of an Actions that Promote Community Transformation (ACT) grant which I curated. It primarily focuses on engaging undergraduate students with issues related to equity in STEM.

Inclusive Teaching Fellow

Developed content and materials for workshops entitled “Interrupting Bias to Cultivate Inclusive Classrooms” and “Navigating Difficult Discussions” and an Inclusive Teaching Practices guide for faculty.

Students as Partners Efforts

Received a Center for Teaching & Learning grant to engage in a student-centered curriculum redesign and presented this work to various instituional and national audiences.

Co-Chair Campus Climate Working Group

Co-chaired a Climate Working Group to identify strategic goals for the unit to implement change.


Tonia Guida, Ph.D.

College of Pharmacy

The University of Texas at Austin


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