Ricardo Montelongo, Ph. D. is Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at Sam Houston State University. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University and a M.S. in Student Affairs Administration and B.S. in Psychology both from Texas A&M University. His primary research interests include educational outcomes associated with college student involvement, factors influencing involvement in extracurricular activities, and impact of Latina/o/x college student organizations on members. Additional research areas include diversity issues in higher education administration, college campus environments, and online learning in higher education. He has twenty years professional administrative experience in the areas of student success, undergraduate academic support services, academic advising, Student Support Services/TRiO, institutional research, career development and residence life. Dr. Montelongo is very active in ACPA College Student Educators International and was co-chair of its Latin@ Network from 2011-2013.
In addition to the above, Dr. Montelongo is an avid runner. He is an active member of the Bay Area Fit running club in the Clear Lake area of Houston. Has ran full marathons in Houston and Chicago and half-marathons in the Houston area, San Antonio, and Indianapolis.