Project MALES is pleased to announce Dr. Jorge M. Burmicky as our new Assistant Director of Research starting June 1. In this new role, Dr. Burmicky will lead the Project MALES Research Institute, coordinating our research efforts and collaborations with our Faculty/Research Affiliates and our institutional partners with the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color. He will also be our liaison with our research colleagues at Texas A&M University, primarily with Dr. Luis Ponjuán. As a long-time team member, Dr. Burmicky had previously served as our Research Coordinator, overseeing the development and implementation of research projects and the coordination of programmatic efforts including but not limited to the bi-annual Affiliates Symposium, the Fall and Spring Consortium Institutes, and the Annual Texas Male Leadership Summit. This May, Dr. Burmicky graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from UT Austin. His dissertation research employed qualitative methodologies and asset-based frameworks to examine how Latino male college presidents understand their career ascension as well as how they ascribe meaning to their intersectional identities.
As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Burmicky is committed to diversifying the leadership landscape in higher education through evidence-based policies and practices. In addition to studying Men of Color in higher education, his research agenda includes the development and implementation of equitable work policies for student affairs professionals. Prior to coming to UT Austin, Dr. Burmicky spent a decade as a full-time practitioner in the areas of admissions, residence life and housing, and student activities.
Dr. Burmicky lives in Austin with his wife Monica and two daughters, Naomi (4) and Elena (10 months). Monica is an administrator at Austin Community College (ACC), where she directs the department of Academic Coaching.
You can reach Dr. Burmicky at email@example.com.