College of Education Associate Professor Liliana Garces is one of eight nationally recognized scholars to be selected as a member of the TIAA Institute Fellows Program. Each scholar has expertise in financial literacy and strategic management. According to the institute, the scholars were selected based on recommendations from current TIAA Institute fellows, demographics, and an evaluation of their research and professional activities.
The TIAA Institute helps advance the ways individuals and institutions plan for financial security and organizational effectiveness TIAA Institute is committed to and invested in the production of research, and the fellows program helps provide a platform to leading researchers.
Garces, who is also an affiliate faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, teaches courses on higher education law, equity and diversity in higher education, and race, law, and education. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and educational policy related to access, diversity, and equity for underserved populations, and the use and influence of social science research in law. Her work employs quantitative, qualitative and legal research methods and draws from frameworks across multiple fields and disciplines to tackle the complex nature of racial and ethnic inequality in K-12 and higher education.
Visit Texas Education Magazine to view her Ed Talk discussion about how postsecondary administrators understand the influence of affirmative action developments on racial diversity work.