Dr. Guadalupe (Guada) Lozano has been designated as the inaugural Endowed Chair for the Center for University Education and Scholarship (CUES). The center, established in 2016 through a $3M endowment from an anonymous donor, fosters faculty engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning through competitively awarded distinguished fellowships, as well as other grants and events.
“I am thankful to hear and witness first-hand how CUES inspires and helps faculty blossom, amplifying their perspectives and enriching their pursuits on research in teaching and learning,” said Lozano. “This is at the core of what CUES was created to do. Seeing it unfold illuminates where we are and where we are going.”
In addition to her role as the Director for CUES, Guada is an Associate Research Professor of Mathematics and a Founding Member of the STEM in HSI Working group at the University of Arizona. Guada’s present work includes building faculty capacity in the scholarship of teaching and learning across all disciplines and supporting asset-based institutional transformation.
"Guada has taken CUES beyond any of the original expectations and as a result the Center has been wildly successful," said Dr. Gail Burd, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Teaching, and Learning. "Many across campus have been engaged in CUES activities through funded fellowships, MECha workshops and grants, SoTL activities, project reviewing, project presentations throughout the year, and the advisory board to name a few mechanisms of engagement."
Trained as a mathematician, Guada has led and contributed to local, national, and international efforts committed to growing equitable practices in higher education, STEM professions, and public schools. They include active collaborations with community partners as well as research on conceptual learning and instruction, usable mathematics knowledge, STEM equity through “servingness,” and the global gender gap in science and mathematics.
In 2021, she was named a Notable Woman in Math by the Association for Women in Mathematics, and featured in the inaugural deck of Even Quad Playing Cards for her contributions to research, the profession, and the University on teaching, learning, and equity.
“Guada’s vision, tenacity and unwavering pursuit of the highest level of scholarship around teaching is inspiring,” said Clint McCall, Vice President for Principal Giving and Campaign at the University of Arizona Foundation. “From her close work with the CUES Fellows to the programming associated with CUES, there is not a detail missed and it is a pleasure to work alongside her as a fundraising partner.”