- Judy Marquez Kiyama
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
JUDY MARQUEZ KIYAMA is an Associate Professor in the Higher Education Department at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Her research examines, through an asset-based lens, the structures that shape educational opportunities for underserved groups to better understand the collective knowledge and resources drawn upon to confront, negotiate, and (re)shape such structures. Her research is organized around the role of parents, families, equity, and power in educational research and underserved groups as collective networks of change. Her most recent publication, with Casandra Harper, is the monograph Parent and Family Engagement in Higher Education: A Critical Examination of the Evolving Relationships between Families, Students, and Institutions (ASHE Higher Education Report Series).
- Donna Harris
Rochester City School District
DONNA MARIE HARRIS is a Consultant Research Analyst for Latino Affairs and Bilingual Education at the Rochester (New York) City School District. Her research interests include race and education, educational policy, and the social organization of public schools and classrooms. Currently, she is studying how school policies and practices impact the quality of education and outcomes for Latina/o secondary students in Rochester. She is coauthor, with Judy Marquez Kiyama, of The Plight of Invisibility: A Community-Based Approach to Understanding the Educational Experiences of Urban Latina/os (Peter Lang).
- Amalia Dache-Gerbino
University of Missouri
AMALIA DACHE-GERBINO is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Her research includes critical approaches to college access, transition, and success for students of color and the sociospatial context of higher education. She investigates how structural geographic factors impact access to higher education institutions for local residents and illustrates that urban spaces are developed and sustained in a manner that divests and isolates low-income communities of color. Her most recent publication, with Vicki T. Sapp. and Judy Marquez Kiyama, is “Against all odds: Latinas activate agency to secure access to college” (Journal of Women in Higher Education, forthcoming).