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Shirley Hufstedler School of Education


San Francisco Beach St Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Research Design

Qualitative Research Methods

Cross Cultural Studies

Immigrant women as adult learners, first-generation and culturally diverse students in higher education, qualitative research methodology, and methodological issues in cross-cultural research

Central American immigrant women's perceptions of adult learning: A qualitative inquiry, Iowa State University, 2004

Academic History and Background

BA in Fine Arts, Eastern Connecticut University

MFA in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography, Arizona State University

PhD in Education, Iowa State University - received a Research Excellence Award for her doctoral work on adult learning among working-class immigrant women from Central America, 2004, 2004

Bio and Links

Dr. Chupina, who is of Guatemalan origin, enjoys working with students of diverse backgrounds and is committed to enhancing learning opportunities for members of underrepresented groups in Higher Education.