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 2023-Spring 2024 academic year, Dr. Cantú is serving as the Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Faculty Director. She is located in Montezuma Hall, Room 112C.
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.