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Learn from colleagues across the university who are working on research to help us assess diversity, understand our own and others’ stories, and address inequities.

Featured Research

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Dr. Scott Bowman

Associate Professor — School of Criminal Justice

Research topic: race in the correctional system

Literature: Color behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System

Dr. Kate Melhuish

Assistant Professor — Mathematics

Research topic: equitable math education in elementary/middle school

child working on computer

Dr. Melissa A. Martinez

Associate Professor — Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology

Research topic: Equity in Education

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Dr. Maneka Brooks

Assistant Professor — Curriculum And Instruction

Research topic: school experiences of English language learners

Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd

Assistant Professor — Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies

Research topic: ACCEYSS program for underrepresented people in STEM 

Dr. Lori Lee Gallegos de Castillo

Assistant Professor — Philosophy

Research topic: unconscious racial bias

Dr. Sandra Beatriz Vanegas

Assistant Professor — School of Social Work

Research topic: impact of underserved status and/or bilingualism on autism treatment

Dr. Edna Alfaro

Assistant Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Research topic: Mexican-American family dynamics and education

Dr. M. Alejandra Sorto

Professor — Mathematics

Research topic: mathematics education for ELL students

Dr. Mary Esther Soto Huerta

Associate Professor — Curriculum And Instruction

Research topic: biliteracy and language development

Dr. David R. Dietrich

Associate Professor — Sociology

Research topic: race relations and conservative social movements

Dr. Stephen P Ciullo & Dr. Alyson Collins

Associate Professor — Curriculum And Instruction and Assistant Professor — Curriculum And Instruction

Research topic: improving learning outcomes in special education

Dr. Kate Melhuish

Assistant Professor — Mathematics

Research topic: equitable math education in elementary/middle school

Dr. Yishan Shen

Assistant Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Research topic: impact of racial discrimination on youth's mental health, academic achievement

Dr. Kiyomi Sanchez-Suzuki Colegrove

Assistant Professor — Curriculum And Instruction

Research topic: immigration and education

Dr. Lori Assaf

Professor — Curriculum And Instruction

Research topic: language and power in access to education