Theresa Elpidia Hernandez
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
BA, Columbia University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
institutional change for equity in higher education; intersectionality, CRT, and org theory; graduate student and faculty professional learning/development; policy implementation
Theresa Elpidia Hernandez is a research assistant at the Pullias Center for Higher Education and works with Dr. Julie Posselt examining racial and gender inequities in graduate education to improve inclusive and equitable practices and policies.
Hernandez is interested in studying participation in diversity, inclusion, and equity work on college campuses in order to better understand and improve the ways academic practitioners work toward transforming the institution of higher education for racial, gender, and other intersecting forms of equity. She is interested in using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine equity-related work in academia.
Hernandez completed her bachelor’s in comparative ethnic studies with a sociology focus at Columbia University and earned her master’s in higher and postsecondary education from Teachers College.
Honors and Awards:
2018 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention