Jesse Mendez, Ph.D.

Founding Dean

Jesse P. Mendez, Founding Dean

Résumé/CV on Box

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  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.S., Texas Tech University
  • J.D., Indiana University

Courses Taught

  • HONR 1000: Undergraduate Research Lab in Educational Equity and Social Justice
  • AVED 3443 Legal Issues in Aviation
  • SCFD 3223 Role of the Teacher (coordinated 2013-present)
  • SCFD 4913 International Issues and Role of the Teacher (coordinated 2013-present)
  • EDLE 5973 Foundations in Higher Education
  • EDLE 5983 Administrative Issues in Higher Education
  • EDLE 6143 Resources for the Study of Educational Leadership
  • EDLE 6910 State Public Policy
  • EDLE 6463 Higher Education Law
  • EDLE 6713 Effective Teaching in Colleges and Universities
  • EDLE 6753 Historical Development of Higher Education
  • EDLE 6803 Higher Education Administration
  • EDLE 6850 Directed Readings
  • EDLE 6870 Campus Culture
  • UNIV 3110 Intro to Leadership (McKnight Leadership program)
  • POLS 1333 Introduction to Political Science – Introduction to Politics
  • POLS 1335 World Politics – Analysis of contemporary world politics
  • POLS 1333 American Government – Introduction to American politics
  • U546 Diverse College Students (teaching assistant)
  • POLS 1333 Introduction to American Government

Grants & Funding

  • 2008 Southern Political Science conference, travel grant, $750, 2007-2008.
  • 2006 Center for the Study of Disaster and Emergency Events (CSDEE) at Oklahoma State University, “K-12 State Reaction to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” $1,000, 2006-2007.
  • 2004 Social Science Research Council, “Legal Issues in Transition from K-12 to Postsecondary Education.” $1,000, 2004-2005


  • Mendez, J.P. (2017, March 14). “Challenges about Collegiality across Disciplines” Second Encounter for Innovation and Academic Management in Guadalajara. Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Mendez, J.P. (2017, February 27). “Persisting through college: Lessons learned” Excellence in Action event through the UCF Multicultural Academic and Support Services. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
  • Hening, G., Marine, S. & Mendez, J.P. (2016, October 14). “Current issues affecting higher education and college students in the U.S.” SUNY-Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York.
  • Mendez, J.P. & Moore, T.L. (2011, September 23). “Tracing relationships between postsecondary access and student civic/community engagement.” Campus Compact Regional Conference, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Mendez, J.P. (2010, March 27). “The Future of Latinos in Higher Education.” Hispanic Leadership Banquet of the Zavala Cultural Initiative. Wichita Falls, Texas.
  • Mendez, J.P. & Curry, J. (2010, February 26) “Facebook Me?: A Snapshot of Faculty and Student Interaction.” Oklahoma Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO). Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Weinland, K., Mendez, J.P, Curry, J., Mwavita, M., Kennedy, K. & Bainbridge, K. (2009, September 18) “To Friend or Not to Friend: Academic Interaction on Facebook.”demic Advising Association (OACADA) Conference. NortheasternState University-Broken Arrow. *