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Research Centers

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Denisa Gandara

Dr. Denisa Gandara is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Her research agenda broadly explores higher education policy formulation processes and impacts, especially on populations traditionally underserved in higher education. Her work appears in The Journal of Higher EducationResearch in Higher Education, and Review of Higher Education, and she is a co-author of the book Outcomes Based Funding and Race in Higher Education: Can Equity be Bought? Dr. Gándara is the recipient of an AERA Research Grant and a dissertation fellowship from the Ford Foundation and the National Academies of Sciences.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

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Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Amalia Dache

Dr. Dache is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Her experiences as a former Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems, such as urban K-12 schools, community college, state college, and a private research-intensive university inform her research and professional experiences. Her major research areas include the postcolonial geographic contexts of higher education, racial justice movements and the college access experiences of African diasporic students and communities. Dr. Dache-Gerbino was awarded the University of Missouri’s NAACP 2018 Frankie M. Freeman Faculty of the year which followed her national recognition in 2014, as the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Bobby Wright Dissertation of the year award recipient

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

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Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Nolan Cabrera

Dr. Nolan Cabrera is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He studies the racial dynamics on college campuses, with a particular focus on Whiteness, and was the only academic featured in the MTV documentary White People. Dr. Cabrera is also involved in the controversary surrounding the Tucson Unified School District's former Mexican American Studies program. He is a recipient of the prestigious education early career award, the Spencer/National Academy of Education postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Cabrera's publications have appeared in the leading education and higher education journals such as American Educational Research Journal, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Research in Higher Education, and his work has been used extensively in education, policy, and legal environments. Dr. Cabrera is a UA College of Education Erasmus Scholar, Emerging Scholar for the American College Personnel Association, Faculty Affiliate with UT Austin's Project M.A.L.E.S., and Faculty Fellow for the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education.

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus