Elizabeth Angelica Cantu

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Communication Faculty
Manages: Social & Behavioral Sciences
 Phone: 623.935.8420
 Location: MAR 120
Office Hours Additional Information 
Virtual Support Hours during Fall 2021 semester: Tuesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursdays 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. If these support are not convenient, please e-mail me at [email protected] to set up an alternate time to virtually meet.


Ph.D. in Communication, M.A. in Communication, B.A. in Journalism, B.A. and Political Science
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ; Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Cantú is Communication Residential Faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College.

Dr. Cantú received her Ph.D. in communication from ASU's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, and her M.A. in communication and B.A. in journalism and political science from Texas A&M University. Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border has encouraged Dr. Cantú  to explore the richness, complexities, and diversity of the borderlands to serve communities and develop community-embedded programming.

During the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year, Dr. Cantú is serving as the faculty tri-chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team; the Student Assessment Committee Co-Coordinator; and conducting Title V-grant funded research on the student experience at Estrella Mountain Community College. 

Her research interests align with the first-generation college experience, educational access and equity of marginalized students in higher education, and advocates for underrepresented students to promote student persistence and attainment. 

Dr. Cantú enjoys experiencing and exploring the world through travel, food, and connecting with people along her journeys.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
COM110 View class details for Interpersonal Communication (COM110)Interpersonal Communication FAL21 T AUG 24 - DEC 17
COM225 View class details for Public Speaking (COM225)Public Speaking FAL21 OCT 25 - DEC 17
COM110 View class details for Interpersonal Communication (COM110)Interpersonal Communication SPR22 R JAN 20 - MAY 13
COM225 View class details for Public Speaking (COM225)Public Speaking SPR22 MAR 21 - MAY 13