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Dr. Monica Ramos

  • Assistant Director of the Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships
  • Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning

  • Steans Center; Egan Office
​Mónica Haydeé Ramos serves as the Assistant Director in the Egan Office. In collaboration with the Director, she guides the Egan Office's work in supporting community-driven efforts to achieve equity and justice. Dr. Ramos oversees the school-based partnerships, family engagement, and coalition initiative, and nurtures sustainable and successful partnerships within diverse communities in the city and the university. Her areas of expertise are curriculum development, Latinx culture, heritage and identity, and community and family engagement.

Before Egan, she was the inaugural Latinx Cultural Center Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) at DePaul University and has held positions at National Louis University, Harry S. Truman College, and Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) in the Greenhouse Shelter. She received a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) award and a UNESCO CONFINTEA fellowship. At UNESCO, she researched intergenerational learning in immigrant communities. She contributed to the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning with the publication Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programs. 
She holds an Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Curriculum, Advocacy, and Policy from National Louis University. Recently, she was awarded the inaugural Comunidades Latinas Académicas con Visión de Éxito [Latino Academic Communities with Vision of Success] postdoctoral fellowship. Her research focuses on family and community engagement and their relationship with higher education in Hispanic Serving Institutions.