Eric R Felix
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
BA - History, Cal State Univ, Fullerton
MA - Educational Leadership, San Diego State Univ.
-College access and equity issues for Latinx students
-Policy implementation research
-Addressing educational inequities in community college
-Improving the transfer process for racially-minoritized students.
Eric Felix is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Education Policy program at the University of Southern California. He is a research assistant working with Dr. Estela M. Bensimon at the Center for Urban Education. His research examines the role higher education policy in addressing educational inequities for students of color, particularly within community college. He is currently working on his dissertation title, "State Policy as an Opportunity to Address Latinx Transfer Inequity in Community College." He recently published book chapter titled “California’s Student Equity Policy: An Unexploited Opportunity among Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges” examining the ways state policy is implemented to address and improve equity issues for Latinx students. Other research interests include community college finance and improving the transfer process for racially-minoritized students.
Previous to this, Eric was an Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of San Diego. Eric earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from California State University, Fullerton and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.
Honors and Awards:
2015 ACPA Latin@ Network - Outstanding Doctoral Student Award