On behalf of Project MALES, we would like to welcome our newest faculty and research affiliates: Dr. Jose Del Real Viramontes, Dr. Edwin Hernandez, Dr. Luis Jimenez Inoa, Dr. Joshua Childs, and Dr. Ryan Sutton.
José Del Real Viramontes is a Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Associate, in the Higher Education/Community College Leadership Program in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a former community college transfer student, his research focuses on exploring the transfer receptive culture for Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x community college transfer students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). His research reveals the ways in which Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x community college transfer students navigate and engage in the cultural production of the transfer receptive culture at PWIs.
Edwin Hernandez is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Guidance Program in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling at California State University, San Bernardino. He is also a Research Associate for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (IGE) at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research and teaching interest are focused on issues of equity and access in education, with a focus on institutional culture and how it shapes underrepresented students’ experience and outcome across the educational pipeline. Before joining the faculty at CSUSB, Edwin was an Adjunct Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles in the Department of Psychology. Edwin also has extensive experience working with underserved and underrepresented students and families as a former bilingual school counselor and youth counselor in community-based organizations. He received his B.A. in Sociology from California, State University, Northridge, M.A. in Bilingual School Counseling from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Luis Jimenez Inoa is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/ Senior Associate Dean of Students at Skidmore College. Social justice and equity have been at the core of his work throughout his career. His work is informed by generations of black feminist and their commitment to inclusion, care, and conversation. This includes being the founding director of Transitions, a four-year program supporting first-generation, low income, and undocumented students. He earned his Ph.D. in the Educational Policy Leadership program at the University at Albany, SUNY. His research focuses on Latino students and the impact of sports participation. Luis is the son of Maria and Jose Jimenez and identifies as a 40-something, 2.5 generation English-speaking Latinx, heterosexual, cis gendered male, middle-class, grandfather, father of four+, husband and lover of life.
Joshua Childs is an assistant professor of Educational Policy and Planning (EPP) in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Joshua received his PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. Joshua’s research focuses on the role of interorganizational networks, cross-sector collaborations, and strategic alliances to address complex educational issues. Specifically, his work examines collaborative approaches involving community organizations and stakeholders that have the potential to improve academic achievement and reduce opportunity gaps for students in urban and rural schools.
Ryan Sutton is aDirector with the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE), which is based in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. He directs two initiatives and spearheads mental health support for students within the center while overseeing the personal development suite of the center. Dr. Sutton holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from HowardUniversity, where his research and clinical interest was rooted in academic and behavioral outcomes for students of color. He focuses his work around resiliency, mental health, trauma outcomes, and behavior. Prior to serving in his current role, Dr. Sutton performed forensic evaluations and therapy within the D.C. Superior Court system in Washington, D.C., focused primarily on children and youth.