Ethny A. Stewart
Food Science with Minor in Packaging, BS, California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo, 2002
Program of Study: Teaching and Learning, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Year in the Program: Fourth Year
Research Interests: The summation of my work experiences in concert with my own academic
experiences have influenced my research interests focusing on the preparation of underserved students in higher education STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) disciplines. Underserved, low-income, first generation students represent the future and potentially serve as the future work force and experts in STEAM fields of study. Thus, my research seeks to make visible the practices and processes students must navigate to succeed in STEAM focused disciplines.