Project Staff

Principal Investagator

Sylvia Hurtado: Dr. Hurtado is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. She serves on numerous national executive and editorial boards for research and practice in the field of higher education and is well known to campuses regarding her research on diversity in higher education. Her book, "Enacting Diverse Learning Environments" summarizes the research for use in institutional practice, and her most recent book, "Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in Schools, Colleges, Workplace and Community", highlights research and practices for living in a diverse democracy. She has conducted surveys and campus case studies in several national higher education studies, including: survey development for the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, as Principal Investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Hispanic College Students at predominantly white and Hispanic Serving Institutions, and in Improving Teaching, Learning and Assessment as part of the OERI-sponsored, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Larry Rowley: Dr. Rowley is a second year postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. His research interests include organizational analyses of the public service/civic mission of higher education, urban university-community relations, and the role of race and racism in the social and intellectual experiences of African Americans in the modern academy.

Graduate Research Staff

Mark Engberg: Engberg is a doctoral student at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. His research interests include civic education, the role of diversity in promoting the attainment of civic values, and the influence of service and community-based learning on cognitive, social, and democratic outcomes.

Shirley Greene: Greene is a second year doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her research interests include institutional leadership, diversity, and historically black colleges and universities. She completed her undergraduate work at Spelman College and her graduate work at Clark-Atlanta University.

Mark Kamimura: Kamimura is a first year Ph.D. student in Higher Education and concentrating in Public Policy. His current research interest are in the area of public policy development and implementation, specifically looking at its affects on communities of color. He would like to explore further the triangular relationship of K-12, Higher Education and Public Policy have on each other and how this function affects society.

Luis Ponjuan: Ponjuan is a CSPHE doctoral student working on the Diverse Democracy Project. His research interest is organizational theory in higher education. He is currently working on the Diverse Democracy Project's institutional survey analysis.

Gilia Smith: Gilia is a second year doctoral student pursuing a concentration in organizational theory at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her current research focuses on institutional leave policy and its impact on female faculty.