Advancing and Empowering Teens and Young Women of Color

Preparing teens and young women of color for brilliant futures!

​PACE Mentoring Program

Dr. Lata Murti

Associate Professor of Sociology

Dr. Lata Murti is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandman University.  The recipient of Brandman’s 2015 Outstanding University Faculty of the Year Award, she has received recognition for both her pedagogy and her publications from organizations such as the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and Universal Publishers’ Dissertation.com, which selected her dissertation on the racial experience of Indian immigrant doctors for its 2015 Annual Excellence Award.  She has presented at numerous conferences related to teaching and sociology, in addition to publishing on these topics for several peer-reviewed journals, the SAGE Research Methods Cases collection, Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia, and the Work in Progress blog of the American Sociological Association.  Proficient in Spanish and a former elementary and middle-school Spanish teacher, she also has many years of experience mentoring students of all ages and grade levels to achieve their academic goals.  Dr. Murti’s greatest inspiration is her family, which includes two daughters, ages 10 and 7.