Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz

Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs

Office of the Provost


In Fall 2004, Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz was appointed in the College of Education as an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He is also the Associate Director of the College of Education, Center for Research on Leadership and Education. In addition to his faculty appointment, he serves as a Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity, Associate Vice Provost Academic Development and is the founding Director of the TTU Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center. Prior to joining Texas Tech, Dr. Munoz was a faculty member in the Department of Secondary Education at California State University Fullerton.

Dr. Munoz has taught courses in classroom management, instructional methods and curriculum development, multicultural education, bilingual education, and critical theory. His research interests include alternatives education for at-risk students and the learning needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse students in public schools. His academic work has appeared in scholarly journals, books, encyclopedias and national conferences. more»


  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. Mexican-American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara


  • 2006 Certificate of Recognition, City of Lubbock City Council
  • 2005 Certificate of Recognition, Lubbock County Commissioner Ysidro Gutierrez
  • 2004 Certificate of Commendation- Office of California Congresswomen Roybal Allard
  • 2004 Certificate of Commendation- San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
  • 2004 Certificate of Commendation- Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • 2004 Certificate of Commendation- Office of California Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nunez



Munoz, J. (2005). The social construction of alternative education: re-examining the margins of public education for at-risk chicano/a student. The High School Journal,88 (2):3-22.

Munoz, J., Jasis-Ordonez, R., Young, P., & McLaren, P. (2004). The Hidden Curriculum of Domestication. Urban Review, 36(3):169-187.

Munoz, J. (2003). Community Resource Mapping- an Exciting Tool for Decision Making in the Social Studies Classroom. The Social Studies, 94(1): 20-23.

Munoz, J. (2002) (Dis)Integrating Technology with Multiculturalism. Multicultural Education, 8(4), 19-23.         

Munoz, J. (2002). [En]Gauging Opportunity: Examining Equity, Access and Appropriateness of Computer Mediated Learning. American Association of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5(2),65-69.


Conference Presentations

Munoz, J. (2006). Diversity in Higher Education. Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference. Dallas, Tx.

Munoz, J. (2005). Creating a campus climate of inclusion. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner’s Summit. Austin, Tx.

Munoz, J. (2005). Diversity in Higher Education: Understanding Where the Leaks in the Pipeline Begin. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational research Association. New Orleans, La.

Munoz, J. (2004). Community Asset Mapping. California State University, San Bernardino, College of Education Bilingual Educators Colloquium. San Bernardino, California.

Munoz, J. (2004). Diversity in Graduate Education: Obstacles to Equity.  California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. Oxnard, California.

Munoz, J. (2003a). Examining the Social Construction of At-Risk Students: A Comparative Study of Two Alternative Education Programs.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, Illinois.


Community Service

Texas Diversity Council

  • Board of Directors, 2006
    State wide Texas organization committed to developing partnership and programs that increase the utility and success of diversity in the workplace and higher education.

Lubbock Housing Authority

  • Commissioner, 2006
    Working with the city, oversee the allocation and implementation of federal Housing Authority funds related to low income, affordable housing, and Section 8 resources for hundreds of families in and around Lubbock County.

South Plains Boys Scouts

  • Board of Directors - Vice President, 2006
    Oversee the administration of the Boys Scouts program and resources throughout the South Plains.

Lubbock Boys and Girls Clubs

  • Board of Directors - Vice President, 2005 - present
    City agency consisting of three clubs. Duties include oversight of agency's Director and development of resources and programs to serve area.


University Service

Texas Tech University:

  • Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equity
  • Associate Vice Provost, Academic Development
  • President's Senior Administrative Council, Member
  • Gender Equity Council, Ex-Oficio
  • TTU Senior Administrative Council, Member
  • Director, TTU Mentor Tech Programs
  • Director, TTU Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center
  • Search Committee Member, TTU Senior Veterinary
  • Search Committee Member, TTU Vice President of Research
  • Administrator, $500,000 Faculty Excellence Fund
  • Administrator, President's Excellence in Equity Award- Faculty
  • Administrator, President's Excellence in Equity Award- Staff
  • Administrator, President's Excellence in Equity Award- Students


Military Service

United States Marine Corps- Reserves 1986-1992-Honorable Discharge, 1992. Rank at separation, E-5- Sergeant

Campaigns, Commendations, & Awards

  • Operation Desert Shield, 1990
  • Operation Desert Storm, 1991
  • Meritorious Commendation, 1987
  • Meritorious Promotion, 1987
  • Good Conduct Medal, 1990
  • Sea Service Deployment, 1990