Jude Paul Matias Dizon
Jude Paul Matias Dizon

Jude Paul Matias Dizon

Cohort: 2017

USC Provost's PhD Fellowship

M.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont

B.A., Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley



Higher Education

Research Interest

critical race studies, critical theory, immigration, policing/incarceration, urban development, youth studies, campus climate and transformation

Research Center

Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice

Jude Paul Matias Dizon

Jude Paul Matias Dizon is a doctoral student in the Urban Education Policy programm, with a concentration in higher education, at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. Jude Paul is advised by Dr. Darnell Cole and serves as a research assistant in the newly established Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice.

Prior to USC, Jude Paul worked in multicultural affairs and equity offices at Santa Clara University, Diablo Valley College, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also taught courses in Asian American Studies and facilitated intergroup dialogues. Jude Paul has collaborated extensively with non-profit organizations and the White Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders to advance educational equity.  Jude Paul has co-authored publications focusing on cultural capital, culturally resposive educational environments, and racial justice solidarity in education. With roots in community organizing, Jude Paul is interested in incorporating a broader lens of social policies and inequalities to understand dynamics affecting low-income, first-generation students of color in higher education. 


Professional Experience:

Research Assistant, Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice, University of Southern California, August 2017 -Present.

Assistant Director, Office for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, February 2017 -July 2017.

Retention Specialist, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services, Diablo Valley College, June 2016 -November 2016. 

Coordinator for Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy, University of Maryland, College Park, September 2012 -May 2016. 

Lecturer, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland, College Park, September 2012 -May 2016. 

Honors and Awards:

2016 Fellow, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers.


Selected Publications

  • Park. J.J., & Dizon, J.P.M. (2017). Race, religion, and spirituality for Asian American students. New Directions for Student Services, 2017(160), 39-49. 
  • Poon, O., Dizon, J.P.M., & Squire, D. (2017). Count Me In!: Ethnic data disaggregation advocacy, racial mattering, and lessons for racial justice coalitions, Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, 3(1), 122-154.
  • Museus, S.D., Shiroma, K.Y. & Dizon, J.P.M. (2016). Cultural Community Connections and College Success: An Examination of Southeast Asian American College Students. Journal of College Student Development57(5), 485-502.  
  • Dizon, J.P.M. (2012). “Lift As You Climb”: A Narrative on Self-Empowerment and Student Initiated Retention. The Vermont Connection, 33, 32-40.  
  • Dizon, J.P.M. (2011). Lessons on Ethnic Data Disaggregation from the “Count Me In” Campaign. The Vermont Connection, 32, 21-31.

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