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Preston Achilike

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jason M Adams

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jake Akin

Educational Leadership & Policy
M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership, expected 2020
+1 512 471 0986, jakin@utexas.edu
I earned a B.A. in English and a Minor in Ethical Leadership from Oklahoma State University in May of 2014 I had a passion for education and its role in society upon graduation, and was accepted to join the Teach for America Corps in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am a 2014 Greater Tulsa Corps Alumni within Teach for America, having taught high school English at McLain Senior High School of Science and Technology. Over those two...

Evelyn  Ambriz

Evelyn Ambriz

Educational Leadership & PolicyHigher Education, Equity, Diversity, Racialized and Classed Organizational Dynamics, Social and Cultural Capital

Priscilla S Aquino-Garza

Priscilla S Aquino-Garza

Educational Leadership & PolicyPriscilla Aquino Garza is a doctoral student in the Policy and Planning in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas College of Education. Her research interests include teacher preparation, selection, placement, teacher labor markets, diversification of teacher workforce, culturally responsive pedagogy, and various school-based programs that support success in low-income Latinx and African-American students in public schools. She is currently a member of a research team led by Dr. Jennifer...

Danitra E Arredondo

Educational Leadership & Policy

Argelia Barrera

Educational Leadership & Policy

Kaitlin R Bernell

Kaitlin R Bernell

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020Kaitlin's research interests lie at the intersection of higher education, policy, and economics with a particular focus on state-level polices and practices. Research areas of interest include the connection among high school preparation, postsecondary education, and labor market outcomes within Texas, how characteristics of students and/or institutions affect postsecondary persistence and completion, and patterns in high school and postsecondary course consumption as it relates to Texas state policy.

Brandon Besses

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 4069, bkbesses@utexas.edu

Ibrahim Bicak

Educational Leadership & Policy

Dustin G Binnicker

Dustin G Binnicker

Educational Leadership & Policy

Victoria G Black

Educational Leadership & Policy

Rachel W Boggs

Rachel W Boggs

Educational Leadership & PolicyRachel Boggs is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning (EPP) program at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and M. Ed. from the University of Notre Dame. She was fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow the minds and hearts of hundreds of students, families, and teachers across her five-year teaching career. Experiences in inner-city Catholic and charter schools informed her perspective on the...

Raymond S Brown

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jorge M Burmicky

Jorge M Burmicky

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020My research is aimed at studying the career pathways and intersections of social identities of Latino college president men. I employ qualitative methodologies (e.g., hermeneutical phenomenology) to understand the systemic barriers and challenges that keep minoritized populations from ascending through the leadership ranks. My research seeks to inform the development of policy and praxis recommendations to nurture the pipeline of minoritized leaders in higher education.

Christopher A Burnett

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 3995, burnett@austin.utexas.edu

Ximena C Canelo-Pino

Educational Leadership & Policy

Laura D Carlin-Gonzalez

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy - Cooperative Superintendency Program, expected 2020

Joel D Castro

Educational Leadership & Policy

Chris Cervini

Chris Cervini

Educational Leadership & PolicyThe critical role of higher-education institutions as intergovernmental conveners, collaborators, and leaders on regional public-policy initiatives, such as Central Texas' Master Community Workforce Plan and other community-development projects that seek to reduce societal inequities and increase college access.

Krysta E Chacon

Educational Leadership & Policy

Andrea J Chevalier

Andrea J Chevalier

Educational Leadership & PolicyAndrea has always been interested in the politics of education and how education policies are shaped and framed. She is particularly interested in researching how the intersection of educator identity and political identity impacts the legislative behavior of legislators who were formerly educators.

Avani Chhaya

Avani Chhaya

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 5385, +1 512 471 6261, avanichhaya@austin.utexas.edu
Avani Chhaya is a Master's student in Educational Leadership and Policy. Her research interests center around issues of equity, particularly with low-income and second-generation student populations. In the fall of 2017, Avani was selected as a Policy Fellow with Leadership for Educational Equity. Avani brings a background teaching English Language Arts to fifth and sixth graders in New Orleans. She attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she obtained her English and secondary education...

Rachel G Cohen-Ford

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 5320, +1 512 471 3136, rcohen-ford@austin.utexas.edu

Zachary C Cohen-Ford

Educational Leadership & Policy

Delando L Crooks

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Program in Higher Education Leadership, expected 2022Delando Crooks earned his BA in Communication Studies and M.Ed. in Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies from Vanderbilt University with a focus on First-Generation Student-Athletes before joining the Program in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on Black Males and Student-Athlete success in higher education. Delando is currently a Graduate Research Assistant with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement where he has a role with the Longhorn...

Desere S Cross Ward

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 475 7847, desere.cross@utexas.edu

Gilbert C Cutkelvin

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 8139, +1 512 471 3212, gcutkelvin@austin.utexas.edu

William J Davies

William J Davies

Educational Leadership & PolicyEducational equity, Bilingual Education, School Choice, Critical Pedagogy, Deficit Thinking

Sarah De La garza

Educational Leadership & PolicyEducational leadership programs, school-based mental health programs, program implementation of bilingual education models, charter schools, and critical race theory.

Andrew J Dewalt

Educational Leadership & Policy

Melissa Diaz

Educational Leadership & Policy

Angela D Dominguez

Educational Leadership & Policy

La Kesha Q Drinks

Educational Leadership & Policy

Haile D Duplantier

Educational Leadership & Policy

Amin A Duran

Educational Leadership & Policy

Wesley L Edwards

Wesley L Edwards

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020Dissertation: Retention and Mobility Patterns for Teachers of Color in Texas: Examining Variation by Teacher and Campus Characteristics. Edwards's dissertation investigates career trajectories for teachers of color within Texas's 20 largest school districts. Drawing on ten years of administrative state data, his study seeks to better understand the drivers of teacher retention and mobility. Using new conceptualizations of both human capital and campus work environment variables, his findings will better inform policies aimed at improving...

Tracie B Ellis

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 2161, tbarrs99@gmail.com

Eliza M Epstein

Educational Leadership & Policy

Margarito Estrada, Jr

Educational Leadership & Policy

Brent Fields

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jessica J Fry

Jessica J Fry

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020Jessica's research and teaching philosophy are intertwined, with an overarching goal of creating a greater sense of educational belonging for all students. This means challenging educators to reconsider who a "traditional" college student is, understanding what success means to different groups of students, and elevating those voices that have long been silenced.

Deja M Gamble

Educational Leadership & Policy

Marisol  Garza

Marisol Garza

Educational Leadership & PolicyMarisol's research interests are influenced by her experiences as a first-generation Latina college student, who started her journey at a community college, and the shared experiences of students she encountered along her path. As such, Marisol's core research interests center around Latinx community college student success. Within this context, Marisol seeks to challenge deficit discourse and identify positive, culturally relevant practices that can improve university transfer and degree attainment for Latinx community...

Rebecca Gavillet

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jillian H Gillie

Educational Leadership & Policy

Alejandro Gongora

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jennifer Gonzalez

Educational Leadership & Policy

Garrett C Groves

Educational Leadership & Policy

Steve Guerrero

Educational Leadership & Policy

Mike Gutierrez

Mike Gutierrez

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy - Program in Higher Education Leadership, expected 2023Mike earned both a B.A. in Psychology in 2013 and an M.Ed. in College and University Student Personnel Administration (CUSPA) in 2015 from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional career started in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin as an associate academic advisor with the Texas Interdisciplinary Scholars office where he advised students from across Texas many who were first-generation, students of color and part of the...

Zerina Hamulic

Educational Leadership & Policy

Madeline L Haynes

Educational Leadership & Policy

Veronica M Heiskell

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy - Higher Education Leadership, expected 2021Sense of belonging for undecided students and experiences of underrepresented students on PWIs.

Lorna M Hermosura

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 471 4551, lorna@utexas.edu

Julia C Hernandez

Educational Leadership & Policy

Hannah B Hill

Educational Leadership & Policy

Torrye Hooper

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jeremy D Horne

Educational Leadership & Policy

Roland E Ingram, Jr

Educational Leadership & Policy

Lebon D James, III

Lebon D James, III

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2022His research interests include educational policy, school leadership, and educator labor markets.

Durrell Jameson-Barnes

Educational Leadership & Policy

Justin Jaskowiak

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 5590, jasko@austin.utexas.edu
Justin's research interest is on student staff selection processes and applicant experiences across aspects of identities.

Kunyi Jiang

Educational Leadership & Policy

Karissa L Jobman

Educational Leadership & Policy

Deanna M Johnson

Educational Leadership & Policy

Olivia A Johnson

Olivia A Johnson

Educational Leadership & PolicyCare Theory, Social Justice, Policy Implementation, Race, Environmental Justice

Brianna Davis Johnson

Brianna Davis Johnson

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020Examines higher education equity and access, higher education leadership, diversity in higher education, & university-community partnerships

Alden C Jones

Alden C Jones

Educational Leadership & PolicyAlden Jones (they/them) is a doctoral candidate at University of Texas at Austin in the Higher Education Leadership and Policy program. They attended Winthrop University for their B.S. in Mass Communications and the University of Louisville for their Master's in Higher Education Administration. They were formerly the Senior Program Coordinator at the University of Louisville's LGBT Center. Alden has held various posts on campus in housing and residence life, Greek life, conduct, off-campus and...

Dorie S Kaye

Educational Leadership & Policy

Andrea L Kehoe

Educational Leadership & Policy

Michelle  Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy

Educational Leadership & PolicyFederal education policy, educational policy networks, intersectionality of education/economic/housing policy and its impact on equity

Terrell D King

Terrell D King

Educational Leadership & PolicyA Multi-Case Study of the Perceptions of Successful Elementary Principals Previously Involved in a School District-Designed Leadership Succession Planning Program

Candace M Lamb

Educational Leadership & Policy

Chloe Latham Sikes

Chloe Latham Sikes

Educational Leadership & PolicyChloe Latham Sikes is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy & Planning program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Grinnell College, and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from UT-Austin. Her research interests include the intersections of immigration and educational policy, school finance, school-university-community partnerships, policy implementation, and critical policy analysis. Before returning to graduate school, Chloe worked for...

Desiree V Le

Educational Leadership & Policy

Robert F Leary

Educational Leadership & PolicyRobert Leary currently serves as the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity in the Office of the Dean of Students, where he manages residence life and Title IX case referrals. In this role, Robert provides educational and reflective opportunities to students going through the student conduct process. Robert's prior professional experience includes working in residence life at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York University Abu Dhabi, an international branch...

Meghan D Lehr

Educational Leadership & Policy

Huan Li

Educational Leadership & Policy
M.S. in Educational leadership and policy, expected 2020In 2014, Huan Li began her BS in English and Japanese at Chongqing Normal University. While at the university, Li was an English reporter at the local broadcast station. There, she won the first prize in the university speech event. Before graduating, Li published a Business English paper entitled "English School." After she finished her bachelor's degree, she had two internships at an education department and a university. Working as an education researcher, Li found...

Cristina Lopez

Educational Leadership & Policy

Michael R Love

Educational Leadership & Policy

Fiza  Mairaj

Fiza Mairaj

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning, expected 2022
+1 512 696 6291, fizamairaj@utexas.edu
Fiza grew up in Pakistan and earned a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. She had a chance of teaching mathematics to Afghani refugee students in her hometown of Karachi. This experience led her to pursue a career in educational policy field. She did her masters in Educational Policy and Planning from UT and continued as a PhD student in the same department after completion in May 2018. With her doctoral degree, her goal is to...

Rebecca N Marcus

Educational Leadership & Policy

Valeria Martin

Educational Leadership & Policy

Victor H Martin, Jr

Educational Leadership & Policy

Anthony Martinez

Educational Leadership & Policy

Chioma Mba

Educational Leadership & Policy

Saralyn Mckinnon-crowley

Saralyn Mckinnon-crowley

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Program in Higher Education Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2020
+1 512 471 2841, saralyn@austin.utexas.edu
I study hidden inequities in higher education as they manifest in financial aid practices, community colleges, and gender and the student affairs profession

Celeste M Mendoza

Educational Leadership & Policy

Patricia Micks

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 7675, +1 512 471 4421, patty@austin.utexas.edu

Hadiza Mohammed

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy, expected 2022Hadiza Mohammed is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a B.A. in History from Brown University and a Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences degree, focusing in History from The University of Chicago. During her time at The University of Chicago, she worked as a Teacher's Assistant in the Chicago Public Schools. Her time as a Teacher's Assistant inspired her...

Kendra  Montejos Edwards

Kendra Montejos Edwards

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy, expected 2022The various factors in the p-16 system that impact the access to higher education for Latinx students. The educational experiences and policies regarding undocumented students.

Alicia A Moreno

Alicia A Moreno

Educational Leadership & PolicyAlicia is a San Antonio native and is a doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership. She is a graduate research assistant for Project MALES and the Longhorn Link Program (TRiO) through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. She earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies from the University of North Texas. Prior to entering the doctoral program,...

Ramon E Moss

Educational Leadership & Policy

U K Muhammad-Rodgers

Educational Leadership & Policy

Amy Musgrave

Amy Musgrave

Educational Leadership & PolicyAmy Musgrave Brown has over 20 years of experience in strategy, product management, business development and sales with many companies including 3M, Dell Technologies, Polycom, and several others in Texas, New York, Singapore, and Shanghai. She has been on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Texas and Austin International School and is on the advisory council of Edge Learning. Amy has her BBA in Finance and MBA from UT Austin. She is currently...

Mariama N Nagbe

Mariama N Nagbe

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, expected 2021Mariama Nagbe is a proud native of Detroit, MI, and current doctoral student studying higher education leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, and two Master's Degrees in Social Work and Higher Education from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Anchoring her identity as critical organizational scholar, her research interests seek to examine the socialization structures, policies, culture, and practices of doctoral programs from an organizational theory perspective....

Wajma Nasher

Educational Leadership & Policy

Vinh T Nguyen

Educational Leadership & Policy

Sissi D O'reilly

Educational Leadership & PolicyMy current dissertation research seeks to understand and interpret how principal leadership intersects with social network theory in order to effectively enact school improvement and changes through development of culture, communication, and leadership behaviors in a network context using qualitative research methods and social network analysis of principal ego-networks. These investigations will participate in the discourse regarding the manifestations of power dynamics in school leadership, the contexts in which school reform decisions are made, and...

Claudia J Ochoa

Educational Leadership & Policy

Ben S Peacock

Educational Leadership & Policy

Kyle R Perkins

Educational Leadership & Policy

Pavitee Peumsang

Educational Leadership & Policy

Ronald C Pirtle

Educational Leadership & Policy

Grant R Prentice

Educational Leadership & Policy

Aaron C Pyle

Educational Leadership & Policy

Brenda A Rangel

Educational Leadership & Policy

Bita  Razavi-Maleki

Bita Razavi-Maleki

Educational Leadership & Policy1) English Learning Students' College Readiness and Transition to Postsecondary Education 2) Postsecondary Education of Students with Disabilities and Deaf Students

Isiana  Rendon

Isiana Rendon

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning, expected 2021Isiana Rendón Escárcega is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Isiana decided to forego working in the industry to pursue a career in education. Before coming to UT, she was the Computer Science Track Leader at a Houston ISD high school. She is currently a Graduate Assistant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advising...

Tabitha Reynolds

Educational Leadership & Policy

Catherine M Rodarte

Educational Leadership & Policy

Janet S Rodriguez

Educational Leadership & Policy

Sandra E Rojas

Educational Leadership & Policy

Hilary N Routon

Hilary N Routon

Educational Leadership & PolicyHilary is a part-time master's student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership. She also works full-time as the custom program manager at University Extension at TEXAS Extended Campus, where she collaborates with over 25 different on-campus units to provide unique programming to diverse populations of students. She has been at the university since August 2014 and TEXAS Extended Campus since December 2015. Before joining UT, Hilary worked at a trilingual language school in Austin,...

Mechiel D Rozas

Educational Leadership & Policy

Wonsun Ryu

Educational Leadership & Policy

Justin T Samuel

Justin T Samuel

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 5622, jsamuel@austin.utexas.edu
Justin's research interests include South Asian American college student identity development, diversity training efficacy for student leaders, and work/life integration for student affairs administrators.

Mark S Samuel

Educational Leadership & Policy

Trevor R Sandoval

Educational Leadership & Policy

Chrystal Schnick

Educational Leadership & Policy

Michael R Scott

Michael R Scott

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy, expected 2019Michael's research interests include the intersection of schools and communities, children's geographies, and methodology.

Jorge A Segovia

Educational Leadership & Policy

Trent A Sharp

Educational Leadership & Policy

Sarah Shields

Educational Leadership & Policy

Francesca O Simmons

Educational Leadership & Policy

Eduardo D Sindaco

Educational Leadership & Policy

Bo La Sohn

Educational Leadership & Policy

Amy D Stewart

Educational Leadership & Policy

Abbey Suslavich

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jewel Talbert

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 6858, +1 512 475 6211, jewel@austin.utexas.edu

Kelli E Taulton

Educational Leadership & Policy

Z W Taylor

Educational Leadership & Policy

M. Yvonne Taylor

M. Yvonne Taylor

Educational Leadership & Policystaff agency in PWIs related to equity and inclusion narrative's role in organizational and social change experience of marginalized staff, students and faculty in HE indigenous storytelling transformational leadership in HE

Abigail R Taylor

Educational Leadership & Policy

Danielle Thoma

Danielle Thoma

Educational Leadership & Policy
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy, expected 2020
+1 512 232 3624, d.thoma@austin.utexas.edu
Danielle Geraci Thoma is the assistant director of recruitment, outreach and communication in the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. In her role, she oversees university-wide graduate student recruitment, orientation and convocation. Danielle earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and will receive her master's in education in educational leadership and policy in May from UT Austin. Danielle has worked in higher education for over 15 years with expertise in...

Ka'rin Thornburg

Ka'rin Thornburg

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy (Program in Higher Education Leadership), expected 2019Ka'rin's research and professional interests include examining and amplifying underrepresented student perspectives and experiences at PWIs and employing strategic policies and practices in admissions, student success, and enrollment management that foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive higher education environments with an emphasis on access and success for Black/African American, low-income, and other marginalized students.

Maria Del Carmen Unda

Maria Del Carmen Unda

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 4222, mariadelcarmen@utexas.edu
Maria Del Carmen Unda is a first-generation Mexican-American/Xicanx student who grew up in Weedpatch, California but her roots can be traced to Puebla, Mexico. She is currently a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. Currently, she works as a Fellow with the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAPP) under the tutelage of Dr. Angela Valenzuela and is...

Mario A Villa

Mario A Villa

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 1130, +1 512 232 1135, mvilla@law.utexas.edu
Mario's research interests include student financial literacy, policy around Title IV funding, higher education finance, enrollment management, Title IX, masculinity and the developmental journey of college men and the current political volatility/public perception of higher education. His aspiration is to be a scholar-practitioner where he hopes his research informs policy development to allocate federal, state, and university funding to establish mandated financial wellness centers and financial planners to serve higher education students amidst the student...

Suzianne M Wallace

Educational Leadership & Policy

Jennifer L Wang

Educational Leadership & Policy

Kermit D Ward

Kermit D Ward

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Cooperative Superintendency Program, expected 2019School Leadership's Most Effective Uses of Title 1 Funds

Del J Watson

Educational Leadership & Policy

Kevin L Wickersham

Educational Leadership & Policy

Kadeem Williams

Educational Leadership & Policy

Angel S Wilson

Educational Leadership & Policy

Greg  Worthington

Greg Worthington

Educational Leadership & Policy
Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning, expected 2020Generally, Greg's research interests include the nexus of education policy, urban policy, and community development, and Latinx/Xicanx studies. Specifically, his research focuses specifically on the effects of market-based educational reforms on public schools and a developing a narrative of poverty, struggle, and accomplishment in San Antonio, Texas. His research experience also involves the effect of economic revitalization programs on education in impoverished contexts, the sociological and educational effects of culturally relevant state school curriculum, alternative...

Nong Xiong

Educational Leadership & Policy

Hollie Yang

Educational Leadership & Policy
+1 512 232 4855, hyang@austin.utexas.edu

Jennifer C Zamora

Educational Leadership & Policy

Delina Zapata

Educational Leadership & Policy