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Associate Professor Liliana Garces examines how bans on race-conscious admissions policies are diminishing the proportion of students of color who are enrolling in medical schools, thus exacerbating current racial and ethnic health disparities.

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Discussion during APA Conference

“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,

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Associate Professor Liliana Garces examines how bans on race-conscious admissions policies are diminishing the proportion of students of color who are enrolling in medical schools, thus exacerbating current racial and ethnic health disparities.

“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,

Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor Allison Skerrett has been a part of the International Council of Education Advisors in Scotland since 2016. Skerrett discusses how this experience has impacted her research and its potential to impact education in Scotland and the world.

Victor Sáenz began his tenure as chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in June. He discusses how changing the department’s name from Educational Administration better reflects the dynamic field, and what’s happening within the department and in the educational leadership and policy arena.

Many postsecondary institutions respond to a legal and policy environment that seeks to end the consideration of race in education policies by adopting race-neutral policies and practices in admissions. Meanwhile institutions have remained publicly committed to racial and ethnic diversity and to promoting inclusive learning environments.

As we close out Black History Month, it’s an important opportunity to take a look at examples of the work our faculty have done to expand research and support the success of African American students at all grade levels.

Join Educational Psychology Associate Professor Germine Awad as she discusses both the ramifications of classifying people of Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) descent as white on the U.S. Census form

Join Educational Policy and Planning Assistant Professor Joshua Childs as he discusses chronic absenteeism, a K-12 problem hidden in plain sight. Childs illuminates four zones that affect students’ lives and school attendance and shares what educators can do to address the problems that impact school attendance.