Our Project MALES Research Affiliate Dr. Adrian Huerta, was selected as a Research on Poverty Visiting Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at UW–Madison, coordinates a scholar-in-residence program for U.S.-based scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career levels are eligible to participate. The Poverty Studies Scholar-in-Residence Program aims to enhance the research interests and resources available to poverty scholars from underrepresented populations, foster interaction among a diverse set of scholars, and broaden the corps of poverty researchers. Beyond providing scholars an excellent venue for presentation of and feedback on their work, the visits provide extended contact and discussion with IRP/Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC) affiliates (see sidebar), which may lead to future collaborations. All scholars-in-residence are invited to attend IRP’s annual Summer Research Workshop.
Dr. Huerta is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Huerta’s research includes a focus on Latino males in the K-20 educational pipeline. His current work explores college access and success for Latino males in secondary schools and community colleges, where he focuses on students’ assets through a capital and funds of knowledge lens. Dr. Huerta received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Education with a concentration in higher education and organizational change from UCLA, M.A. in Educational Policy & Leadership from the Ohio State University, and B.S. in Human Services Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a 2015-2016 American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation.
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