Rashné Jehangir

Associate Professor
University of Minnesota

Rashné Jehangir, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. She began her career as an advisor for first-generation low income college students in the federally funded SSS TRIO program at the U of MN . Her research interests focus on experience of low-income, first-generation students, multicultural curriculum and identity development; learning communities and design and structure of First Year Experience Programs. Her current research includes photo voice study of experience and identities of first-gen, low-income college students, NSF funded study of mentoring for underrepresented students in STEM fields and transition and experience of first-gen graduate students.

Jehangir teaches in the First Year Experience program in the college and in the Higher Education graduate programs She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Organizational Policy, Leadership and Development, Her scholarship is featured in several journals including Journal of College Student Development, Innovative Higher Education, Urban Education and the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Her book Higher Education and First-Generation College Students: Cultivating Community, Voice and Place for the New Majority was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

She is regularly invited to speak at faculty and staff development institutes around the country and has presented at numerous conferences including ASHE, FYE and AACU and NASPA. She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the Journal of Learning Communities in Practice.