Interim Associate Provost, Institutional Effectiveness
Tanya González serves as the Interim Associate Provost for institutional effectiveness and Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. González arrived at Kansas State University in 2005 as an assistant professor after completing a PhD in English at the University of California, Riverside. González specializes in Latinx literatures and cultures and teaches courses in American Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.
González earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and was promoted to Professor in 2017. In addition to numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters on Latinx gothic literature, children’s literature, and media studies, she is the co-author, with Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, of Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty (Lexington Press 2015). González has also published on diverse leadership in higher education.
As a first-generation college graduate, Prof. González is committed to mentoring students academically and professionally, and is the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences William J. Stamey Award for Undergraduate Advising. Faculty and staff mentoring and retention is also a passion and she served two terms as the president of Alianza, K-State’s Latinx faculty and staff alliance. Most recently, she served as the 2019-2020 Faculty Senate President.