Rebecca M. Bustamante
Rebecca M. Bustamante, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean in the College of Education. Prior to coming to CSULB, Dr. Bustamante was an Associate Dean of Research, Inclusion, and Graduate Programs in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University in Texas where she also served as a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, doctoral program coordinator, and co-director of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy (TALA) for emerging academic leaders in higher education representing universities across the state. Dr. Bustamante has over 30 years of professional experience in the field of Education and has worked in various roles including: K-12 teaching (TESOL and bilingual multiple subjects-Spanish) and school leadership, higher education administration, and international education in a variety of settings throughout the United States and Latin America. With numerous publications in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Bustamante's research interests focus on organizational culture and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusive practices in educational environments; culturally responsive leadership development; faculty development, and systemic approaches to supporting the access and success of traditionally marginalized/minoritized groups in postsecondary education. Dr. Bustamante has developed curriculum and taught courses utilizing different modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid/blended, online, executive models) at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels and has mentored many doctoral students to successful completion of their dissertations. Dr. Bustamante is active in several professional organizations and enjoys scholarly collaboration, curriculum development, and designing professional development opportunities.
PhD Leadership Studies, University of San Diego, CA
MA Linguistics and Language Development/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), San Jose State University, CA
BA Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison
California Teacher Certification: Multiple-Subjects Bilingual Cross-cultural (BCLAD)-Spanish
Additional Graduate Coursework: Human Resource Management (University of California-Berkeley Extension); International Studies (American University, Washington, D.C.); International Educational Policy (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro -PUC, Brazil).
Associate Dean of Outreach and Educator Certification, 2019-Present
College of Education, California State University-Long Beach
Associate Dean of Research, Inclusion, and Graduate Studies, 2018-8/2019
College of Education, Sam Houston State University, TX
Full Professor (tenured), 2017-Present
Associate Professor (tenured), 2011-2017
Assistant Professor, 2005-2010
Higher Education and Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University, TX
Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure Committee (DPTAC), 2018
Facilitator, Texas Academic Leadership Academy (TALA), 2018-2019
Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, 2017-2018, 2011-2013
Assistant Department Head/Chair, 2014-2015
Organizational culture and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusive practices in educational environments; culturally responsive leadership development; faculty development, and systemic approaches to supporting the access and success of traditionally marginalized/minoritized groups in postsecondary education
Eaton, P. W., Bustamante, R., Ates, B., & Berg, H. (2019). Tracing faculty privilege(s): Be(com)ing through dialogic cartographic narratives. Review of Higher Education, 43(1), 457-482.
Jones, B., Bustamante, R.M., Gray, P., & Dillard, B.D. (2019). Exploring cultural responsiveness among white principals in rural schools with high-performing African American readers. Journal of School Leadership, 29(2), 115-129.
Martirosyan, N. M., Bustamante, R. M., & Saxon, D. P. (2019). Academic and social support services for international students: Current practices. Journal of International Students, 9(1), 172-191. doi: 10.32674/jis.v9il.275
Nelson, J.A., & Bustamante, R.M. (2019). How culturally competent is your school? In L. Wines & J.A. Nelson, Eds., School counselors as practitioners: Building on theory, standards, and experience for optimal performance. New York, NY: Routledge.
McAlister-Shields, L., Bustamante, R.M., & Onwuegbuzie, A.T. (2018). College persistence: Sociocultural factors and early college minority students’ pursuit of 4-year STEM degrees. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 10(1), 498–521. doi:10.29034/ijmra.v10n1a36
Stewart, C, Bustamante, R.M., & Onwuegbuzie, A.T. (2018). African American teachers’ perceptions and attitudes of their Latino students: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 10(1), 522-537. doi: 10.29034/ijmra.v10n1a37
Bustamante, R.M. (2017). Understanding campus cultures. In P. Holzweiss & K. Peck-Parrot (Eds.), Careers in student affairs: A holistic guide to professional development in higher education (pp. 25-44). Washington, D.C: NASPA Publications.
Bustamante, R.M., Skidmore, S.T., Jones, B.A., Nelson, J.A. (2016). Preservice teacher assessment: Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a cultural competence instrument. The Teacher Educator, 51(4), doi: 10.1080/08878730.2016.1186767
Holzweiss, P. C., Bustamante, R.M., & Fuller, M. B. (2016). Institutional cultures of assessment: A qualitative study of administrator perspectives. Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, 6(1), 1-27.
Bustamante, R.M. (Ed.) (2013). Collection of case studies in higher education leadership. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishers.
Bustamante, R. M., Nelson, J. A., Henriksen, R. C., & Monakes, S. (2011). Intercultural couples: Coping with culture-related stressors. The Family Journal, 19(2), 154-164.
Bustamante, R. M., Brown, G., & Irby, B. (2010). Advocating for English language learners: Teacher leadership in rural Texas schools. In A. Jackson & K. Shaft (Eds.), Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity, place, and community in a globalizing world (pp. 232-252). Pittsburgh, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
Combs, J. P., Bustamante, R.M., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2010). A mixed methods approach to conducting literature reviews for stress and coping researchers: An interactive literature review process framework. In K. M. T. Collins, A. J. Onwuegbuzie, & Q. G. Jiao (Eds.), Toward a broader understanding of stress and coping: Mixed methods approaches. The Research on Stress and Coping in Education Series (Vol. 5, pp. 213-241). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Bustamante, R. M., Nelson, J. A., Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2009). Assessing school-wide cultural competence: Implications for school leadership preparation. Educational Administration Quarterly, 45(5), 793-827. [Note: 6% acceptance rate]
Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Bustamante, R. M., Nelson, J. A. (2009). Mixed research as a tool for developing quantitative instruments. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4(1), 56-78. doi:10.1177/1558689809355805 [Note: Cited as one of the most downloaded articles in 2010.]
- Leadership Academy, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), 2019
- Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education, Sam Houston State University, 2016
- AERA National Mentor Award Nominee, Div. G-Social Context of Education, 2015
- SHSU University-Wide Faculty Mentor Award, Sam Houston State University, 2013
- Research Excellence Award, College of Education, Sam Houston State University, 2010