Project MALES is proud to welcome our newest Faculty/Research Affiliates: Dr. David Martinez, Dr. Antonio Duran, and Dr. Ray Ostos
Antonio Duran, Ph.D. (he/his/el) is an assistant professor in the Administration of Higher Education program at Auburn University. Dr. Duran’s research investigates how historical and contemporary legacies of oppression influence the experiences and development of college students. Namely, his scholarship leverages critical frameworks (e.g., intersectionality, queer of color critique, quare theory) to complicate research on college student identity and to comprehend how institutional structures impact those with multiple minoritized identities. Dr. Duran is especially interested in the interconnections between racism, heterosexism, and trans oppression on college campuses. Dr. Duran’s research has appeared in venues such as Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. As a queer Latino man, Dr. Duran is passionate about shedding a light and uplifting the Latinx/a/o community in higher education.
David Martinez, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Martinez’s research focuses on the intersection of Education Fiscal Policy and Equity of Educational Opportunity. Specifically, Dr. Martinez examines the impact of federal, state, and local fiscal policy on inter/ intra-district fiscal capacity in low-income, ethnically and linguistically diverse, marginalized, LatinX, and Indigenous communities through the lens of social justice and the economics of education.
Ray A. Ostos, Ed.D. serves as the District Director for Student Affairs at the Maricopa Community Colleges. In this role, Dr. Ostos provides leadership and support to district level student affairs programs and initiatives, including early college, and special populations programs. He provides leadership to funded grant programs and establishes strategic partnerships with external, agencies, foundations, and organizations. Dr. Ostos serves as co-leader for Maricopa’s Male Empowerment Network (MEN), a minority male student success program.
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