Dr. Daisy I. Barrón has been part of the Reading, Foundations and Technology Department for the last 7 years, teaching EDC345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity. She also spent one semester teaching RDG 665 Cultural Diversity in Literacy and Instruction: Classroom and Community. In fall 2020, Daisy was one of the instructors for the Spanish for the Health and Human Services undergraduate certificate and taught SWK 397 Practice with Latino/a Communities.
Recently, Daisy has published two books:
A Perspective of Multicultural Education and Diversity with Kendall Hunt where she is the editor and several MSU and other experts are contributors in this edition.
Her dissertation: The Brown Glass Ceiling? A Qualitative Study of Hispanic Women/Latinas Leaders in Higher Education won an award with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and the Educational Testing Services (ETS) gained an interest for IGI Global Publishing house to change it into a book now called Hispanic Women/Latina Leaders Overcoming Barriers in Higher Education.
IGI Global Publishing house found value in the book and Dr. Barrón’s work and it was decided to send a copy to Madame VP Kamala Harris. Dr. Barrón’s excitement to receive a delivery receipt at the Capitol in Washington, DC has brought a joy to all her colleagues, friends, and family.
She notes: “I pray she likes it and see that women of color like her, who are first generation immigrants, speak another language, and have given opportunity to be in higher education institutions and more to one day to become a Vice-President of this beloved country are living in the Midwest carving the path for other women just like she is doing it.”