Faith Maina is a professor in the department of Curriculum & Instruction at Texas Tech University since 2015. Previously, she was a professor of the same department at the State University of New York, Oswego from 2000-2015 where she also held the position of McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. Professor Maina is a teacher educator with special emphasis on Action Research and culturally relevant pedagogy. Her research interests include cultural and language diversity in the classroom, issues of culturally responsive teaching and preparing diverse learners for the STEM career pipeline. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, a Master’s Degree from Trent University, Ontario Canada and a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya. She is also a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (2018) and Fulbright Scholar (2011) awards.