Curriculum Vitae

LAURA I. RENDÓN
Professor Emerita
Co-Director, Center for Research & Policy in Education
University of Texas-San Antonio
562-331-0407
laura.rendon@utsa.edu

 

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


1982

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, Ann  Arbor, Michigan.

1975

Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling & Psychology, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas.

1970

Bachelor of Arts in English & Journalism, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

1968

Associate of Arts, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

1966

Laredo Junior College, Laredo, Texas.

ARCHIVES


Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas-Austin

FELLOWSHIPS


1998-2001

Fetzer Institute Fellowship. One of 13 Fetzer Fellows. The three-year, $30,000 fellowship involved working on an Independent Learning Quest focusing on incorporating authenticity, community and wholeness in the academy.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


2016-Present

Professor Emerita, University of Texas-San Antonio
Co-Director, UTSA Center for Research and Policy in Education

2018-Present

Campus Adviser, John N Gardener Institue for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

2015-Present

National Speaker, SpeakOut

http://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/rendón-laura

2010-2016

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Texas-San Antonio & Co-Director, Center for Research and Policy in Education, UTSA

2010

Visiting Scholar, College of Education and Human Development, University of Texas-San Antonio

2005-2009

Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University.

1999-2005

Veffie Milstead Jones Endowed Chair, College of Education, California State University-Long Beach. Joint Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling and Department of Teacher Education.

2004-2005

Professor in the Joint Doctoral Program (Cal State-Long Beach & UC-Irvine) on Educational Leadership.

1991-1999

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University. Taught graduate courses in the Ph.D. program in policy studies and the Ed.D. program in higher education. Participated as a Research Faculty member with the ASU Hispanic Research Center.

1992-1999

Director of Assessment, Ford Foundation Urban Partnership Program. The program involved evaluating the progress of 16 urban cities throughout the nation which organized city-wide alliances to address the participation, retention, and graduation of at-risk students. The partnerships included the K-12 system, two- and four-year institutions, community-based organizations and elected officials. Obtained $970,000 in funding for this National Center over six years, 1992-1998.

1991-1996

Senior Research Associate, National Center for Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Involved conducting research for a Center headquartered at Penn State University funded by the Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. The Center involved a consortium, which included Penn State University, Arizona State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Syracuse University, the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, and Northwestern University.  Received $110,507 in funding for this National Center over five years, 1991-1996.

1988-1991

Associate Professor and Associate Editor of the Community College Review, Department of Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University. Taught graduate students in adult and community college education. Served as Associate Editor of the Community College Review, a refereed research journal focusing on community college issues.

1986-1988

Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Director, Ford Foundation Southwest Transfer Education Research Project, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Taught graduate students in higher education program. Directed an $80,000 research project, which examined the transfer education function in six community colleges in the Southwest.

1984-1986

Research Associate, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Office of Research, Division of Higher Education and Adult Learning, Washington, DC. (Reorganized from the National Institute of Education, October, 1985). Planned, developed and budgeted an OERI Community College Leaders Network; advised the Assistant Secretary for Research on the development of mechanisms to involve the nation’s community colleges in OERI sponsored research proposal competition and reviewed OERI funded proposals and research programs.

1981-1984

Director, Math Intervention Project, Border College Consortium, Laredo, Texas.  Planned, designed and managed a multiple site educational program funded by the Ford Foundation. Established a national model of mathematics education designed to impact the participation of disadvantaged community college students in math and science fields. Assisted math faculty in planning and developing curricular materials; coordinated the development of community college/school district articulation projects involving parents, students, and professional staff from both sets of institutions.  Coordinated a binational math education exchange program with technical institutes in Mexico. Made presentations about math models at national conferences, wrote program proposals, and prepared fiscal reports for a budget of over $300,000 involving six community colleges and one school district located in California, Arizona and Texas.

1975-1979

Director, Freshman Year Experience Program for low-income Chicano Students.  Laredo Community College.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & COURSES TAUGHT


2015

Policy and Politics in Higher Education, University of Texas-San Antonio

2014

Proseminar in Education Leadership, University of Texas-San Antonio

2013

Theoretical Frameworks in Higher Education, University of Texas-San Antonio

2011-16

Foundations and Functions of Student Affairs, University of Texas-San Antonio

2010

Policy and Politics in Higher Education, University of Texas-San Antonio

2009

Seminar on Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation (Spring & Fall 2009), Iowa State University

2006

Taught 1) Leadership and Change and 2) Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation for graduate students in ELPS at Iowa State University

2007

Team taught (with Dr. Amaury Nora) a summer course on Student Retention in Two- and Four-Year Colleges, Iowa State University

1999-2005

Veffie Milstead Jones Endowed Chair, College of Education, California State University-Long Beach. Taught graduate level courses, including Leadership in the K-16 System, Student Development Theory in Higher Education and Multicultural Education. Also taught Leadership and Change and Field Research in the Joint Doctoral Program with University of California-Irvine.

1991-1999

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University. Taught graduate level courses, Cultural Pluralism in Education, Professional Seminar in Higher Education and Student Diversity in Higher Education.

1991

Summer Director, Community College Leadership Institute for North Carolina community college administrators. Developed graduate program for leadership development in community colleges on Emerging Issues in Community Colleges and Economic Development and Building Communities.

1988

Associate Professor, Department of Adult and Community College Education, College of Education and Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Taught graduate courses such as Special Populations of Adult Learners; Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners; The Community College and Two-Year Postsecondary Institutions, and Community College Leadership Institute.

1986-1988

Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education, College of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. Developed and taught The Community/Junior College for graduate students. Developed concept to establish a two-year college program emphasis involving the South Carolina Technical College System.

1975-1979

Psychology and Human Development Instructor, Laredo Community College.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE-NATIONAL PANELS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES


2018

Board Member, John N Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Brevard, NC

2016

ASHE Ad Hoc Committee on Advancement and Fundraising

2016

Advisory Board, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and Fetzer Institute committee to frame 2017 national conference

2014

Selected for Content Review Panel, Lumina Foundation Student Success Framework

2014

Appointed to Equity Working Group, General Education Maps & Markers Project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AAC&U

2012-14

Appointed to Board of Advisors, UT Community College Research Center

2011-13

Education Leadership Council, Garrison Institute

2011-13

Board, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

1999-2012

Chair (2006-2012) National Board of Directors, National Council on Community and Education Partnerships, Washington, DC

2010-11

National Advisory Board, Completion by Design Project, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2007-Present

Chair, Student Retention Institute, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

1999-2012

Co-Founder, Board Member and Chair of the Board, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, Washington, DC

 

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE


2007

Advisory Board Member, Agua Miel, Secrets of the Agave—documentary film project.

2006

Consultant to the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative on factors that account for the success of underserved students.

2005

Consultant to the ETS on college student success.

2004

Consultant to Pathways to College Network on the education of at-risk students.

2003

Member, Accreditation Team for InterAmerica University, P.R., Middle States Accreditation.

2002

Consultant to the University of Arkansas on assessing the Multicultural Center.

2000-2002

Consultant to the Ford Foundation funded Rural Community College Initiative on evaluation design and outcomes assessment.

2000-2001

Consultant to the University of Arizona on the status of women in higher education.

2000-2002

Consultant to the American Evaluation Association on increasing the pool of minorities in the field of education.

2000-2003

Consultant to California Tomorrow on a research project that addresses the role of California community colleges in providing access.

2000-2002

Consultant to the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation on developing connections between schools and colleges and universities in order to improve educational opportunities for urban students.

1999-2003

Consultant to the University of Southern California on a research project to assess the transfer of students from two- to four-year colleges and universities.

2000

Proposal Reader. Contemplative Practice Fellowships. American Council on Learned Societies, New York, NY.

1998-2002

Consultant to Mellon Foundation study of high achieving minority students. Study conducted by Michael Nettles, University of Michigan.

1998-2000

Consultant to Mathtech, Inc. on a study on the outcomes of diversity in higher education, Washington, DC.

1998-2000

Consultant to the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative on study of access in issues in higher education.

1998

Consultant to Dana Center on a study of access in Texas Institutions of Higher Education, University of Texas-Austin.

1997

Consultant to the U. S. Secretary of Education on a study of early intervention programs.

1997

Consultant to University of Arizona on the assessment of academic programs for diverse students.

1997

Consultant to Intercultural Development Research Association on the assessment of the Tucson Unified School District’s Bilingual Education and Hispanic Studies Department.

1997

Consultant to Arizona Public Service (APS) on developing a K-16 education vision for Arizona.

1997

Consultant to the Puente Project, a program designed to increase the representation of Latinos in higher education, University of California system.

1996

Consultant to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to select minority fellows in the teaching profession.

1995-1996

Consultant to Purdue University. Committee to assess Purdue’s institutional climate for diversity.

1994

Consultant to the Southern Education Foundation’s Panel on Educational Opportunity and Postsecondary Desegregation.

1993

Member of the Board of Visitors that assessed the effectiveness of undergraduate education at Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis.

 

FUNDED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


2012-2013

Diplomas (P-20 Partnership Project).  ($125,000) Funded Subcontract. Lumina Foundation & San Antonio Education Partnership.

2012-2014

Latino College Completion Project ($198,419) Funded. TG Corporation.

2012-13

National Latino Education Research Initiative. ($10,000) Funded. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

2010

Proposal to NSF. Diverse Women in STEM Fields. ($500,000, funded at ISU). Research Consultant.

2006-2009

Proposal to the Lumina Foundation in collaboration with Michigan State University.  ASHE/Lumina Fellows Program ($82,555, funded). Principal Investigator at ISU.

1998

Proposal to the Fetzer Institute ($30,000/funded).

1996-1999

Proposal to the Ford Foundation. Urban Partnership Assessment Project ($400,000, funded). Served as Principal Investigator and Project Director.

1994-1996

Proposal to the Ford Foundation.  National Center for Urban Partnership Evaluation Project ($300,000, funded).  Served as Principal Investigator and Project Director.

1992-1994

Proposal to the Ford Foundation, Urban Partnership Program Evaluation ($270,000, funded).  Served as Principal Investigator and Project Director.

1991-1995

Proposal to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement to participate in The National Center for Postsecondary Teaching Learning and Assessment ($110,507 funded from 12/1/91-11/30/95).  Served as Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at ASU.

1991

Proposal to the Ford Foundation to evaluate HACU Transfer Program ($12,000/funded).

 

NATIONAL PANELS AND COMMITTEES


2018-Present

Board of Directors, John N Gardener Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

2016-Present

Faculty Mentor, Catch the Next Program

2014

Selected for Content Review Panel, Lumina Foundation Student Success Framework.

2014

Appointed to Equity Working Group, General Education Maps & Markers Project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AAC&U.

2012-2014

Appointed to Board of Advisors, UT Community College Research Center.

2011-2013

Education Leadership Council, Garrison Institute.

2011-2013

Board, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

1999-2012

Chair (2006-2012) National Board of Directors, National Council on Community and Education Partnerships, Washington, DC.

2010-2011

National Advisory Board, Completion by Design Project, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2007-Present

Chair, Student Retention Institute, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

2007-2009

National Advisory Board, Core Commitments Project, AAC&U.

2006-2011

Appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR), Teachers College, Columbia University.

2004-2012

Board of Trustees, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

2004-2006

National Advisory Board, Research Project on Women’s Leadership, The National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.

2003-2005

Co-Chair, ASHE/Lumina Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program.

2003-2004

Chair, ASHE Elections Enhancement Committee.

2002-2005

Research and Policy Analysis Expert Group, Alliance for Equity in Higher Education, Washington, D.C.

2000-2004

Research Scholars Panel. Pathways to College Network, Boston, MA.

2002-2008

National Advisory Board.  National Initiative for Women in Higher Education.

2000-2003

Advisory Board, American Evaluation Association Project on Increasing the Pool of Minorities in the Field of Education, funded by the Kellogg Foundation.

2000-2002

Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Higher Education in the U.S., Franklin Pierce College, New Hampshire.

2000-2002

Advisory Board, Transfer and Retention of Community College Students research project, University of Southern California.

2000-2002

Advisory Board, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, Schools and Scholars Program, Princeton, NJ.

2000-2001

National Advisory Board, Millennium Project for Women and Faculty of Color, University of Arizona, Tucson.

2000-2003

National Advisory Board, Research Project on Access in Community Colleges, California Tomorrow, Oakland, CA.

2000

Past President, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

1999-2002

National Advisory Board, National Information Center on Hispanics in Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), San Antonio, TX.

1999-2002

National Advisory Board, National Study of Effective College Preparation Programs, University of Southern California.

1999-2002

National Advisory Panel of Assessment, Phase III, Rural Community College Initiative, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

1999-2000

Chair, Nominations Committee, ASHE.

1999

President, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

1998-2000

Appointed member, Advisory Committee for High Achieving College Student Persistence Study, University of Michigan.

1998

President-Elect, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).

1997-2000

Appointed member, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.

1997-2000

Working Group, National Postsecondary Access Consortium, NCES, US Department of Education.

1995-2000

Nationally elected member, Board of Directors, Association for the Study of Higher Education.

1993-1996

Nationally elected Director-at-Large, Council of Colleges and Universities, American Association of Community Colleges.

1993

Appointed member, National Advisory Committee, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University.

1992-1995

Elected to Board of Directors, American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).

1992-1995

Appointed member, National Advisory Committee, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, NJ.

1992

Appointed member, National Advisory Board, ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

1992

Appointed member of National Advisory Committee for the Dietary Guidance Graphic Alternatives Study which designed the new “food pyramid” to promote proper diet and nutrition in the U.S.  This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.

1990-2002

Appointed member, National Advisory Board, National Center on The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, Columbia, SC.

1990-1993

Appointed to Technical Advisors Board, Quality Education for Minorities, Inc. Washington, DC. This project works with national constituencies to develop programs for minority populations.

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS


A. Refereed

de los Santos, A.G.; Rendón, L.I., Keller, G.F., Arceda, A., Bensimon, E. & Tannenbaum, R.J. (Eds.)  (2018). Hispanic students move forward: Student assessment and academic preparation. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press.

de los Santos, A.G.; Rendón, L.I., Keller, G.F., Arceda, A., Bensimon, E. & Tannenbaum, R.J. (Eds.)  (2018). Hispanic students move forward: Policies, planning and progress in promoting access. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press.

Harper, S.R, Jackson, J; Austin, A.; Conrad, C; Kezar, A; Rendón, L.I., & St. John, E. (Eds.). (2011). Introduction to American Higher Education (2011). New York: Routledge.

Rendón, L. I. (2009).  Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) pedagogy. Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.  Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Rendón, L. I., Hope, R. O., & Associates (1996).  Educating a new majority.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass Inc.

B. Non-refereed

Rendon, L.I. & Kanagala, V. (Eds.) (2018). The Latino Student Guide to STEM Careers. Greenwood Press.

Rendón, L.I., Nora, A. & Kanagala, V. (2014). Ventajas/Assets y Conocimientos/Knowledge: Leveraging Latin@ strengths to foster student success. San Antonio, Texas: Center for Research and Policy in Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Rendón, L. I., Garcia, M., & Person, D. (Eds.) (2004). Transforming the first year of college for students of color.  Columbia, SC:  Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Turner, C., Garcia, M., Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (Eds.).  (1996). Racial and ethnic diversity in higher education.  Needham Heights, MA:  Simon & Schuster.

 

BOOK & MONOGRAPH CHAPTERS


A. Refereed

Rendon, L.I., Kanagala, V. & Bledsoe, R. (2018). Shattering the deficit-based grand narrative: Toward a culturally-validating Latino student success framework. In de los Santos, A.G.; Rendón, L.I., Keller, G.F., Arceda, A., Bensimon, E. & Tannenbaum, R.J. (Eds.) (2018). Hispanic students move forward: Student assessment and academic preparation. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press

Rendon, L. I., Nora, A., & Kanagala, V. (2016). Ventajas y Conocimientos: Leveraging Latin@ Strengths to Foster Success. In Fred Bonner, T. Elon Dancy, Robert T. Palmer (Ed.), The Future of Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Rendon, L. I. (2016). Introduction. In Kristan Venegas & Ronald Hallett (Eds.), Latino College Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities: 21st Century Perspectives. Special issue of the Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies. Omaha, Nebraska: Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies.

Rendon, L.I. & Kanagala V. (2014). Contemplative pedagogy in a culturally diverse classroom. In B.F. Tobolowsky (Ed.),  Paths to learning:  Teaching for engagement in college. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Rendon, L (2011).  Preface to Section on College Students. In S.R. Harper & J.F.L. Jackson (Eds.),  Introduction to American Higher Education.  New York: Routledge.

Rendón, L. (2003) Foreword.  In J. Castellanos and L. Jones (Eds.), The majority in the minority.  VA: Stylus Press.

Rendón, L. I. (2000).  Academics of the heart:  Maintaining body, soul and spirit.  In M. Garcia (Ed.),  Succeeding in an academic career:  A guide for faculty of color. Greenwood Press.

Rendón, L. I., Jalomo, R.E., & Nora, A.  (2000). Theoretical considerations in the study of minority student retention.  In Braxton, J. (Ed.), Rethinking the student departure puzzle:  New theory and research on college student retention.  Nashville, TN:  Vanderbilt University Press.

Nora, A, Rendón, L. & Cuadraz, G. (1999).  Access, choice and outcomes.  A profile of Hispanic students in higher education.  In A. Tashakkori and H.S. Ochoa (Eds.), Education of Hispanics in the U.S.: Policies, practices and outcomes. Vol 17, AMS Press.

Rendón, L. I.  (1999). Toward a new vision of the multicultural community college for the next century.  In Shaw, Rhoads, & Valadez (Eds.), Community colleges as cultural texts:  Qualitative explorations of organizational and student cultures.  New York:  SUNY Press.

Terenzini, P., Rendón, L. I., Upcraft, L., Gregg, P., & Jalomo, R. (1996).  Making the transition to college.  In M. G. Weimer & R. Menges (Eds.), Teaching on solid ground:  Using scholarship to improve practice (pp. 43-73).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Rendón, L. I., & Garza, H. (1996).  Closing the gap between two- and four-year institutions.  In. L. I. Rendón, R. O. Hope, & Associates, Educating a new majority (pp. 289-308).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Rendón, L. I., & Hope, R. O. (1996).  An educational system in crisis:  Why schools and colleges are failing minority students.  In L. I. Rendón, R. O. Hope, & Associates, Educating a new majority (pp. 1-32).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Hope, R. O., & Rendón, L. I. (1996).  Educating a new majority:  Mandate for a new century.  In L. I. Rendón, R. O. Hope, & Associates, Educating a new majority (pp. 456-471).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Rendón, L. I., Jalomo, R., & Garcia, K. (1994).  The university and community college paradox:  Why Latinos do not transfer.  In A. Hurtado & E. E. Garcia (Eds.), The educational achievement of Latinos:  Barriers and successes (pp. 227-255).  Santa Cruz, CA: University of California.

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1991).  Hispanic women in non-traditional careers.  In L. Wolfe (Ed.), Women, work and school:  Occupational segregation and its roots in education (pp. 117-139). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Justiz, M., & Rendón, L. I. (1989).  The freshman year experience for Hispanic students.  In J. Gardner & L. Upcraft (Eds.), Enhancing success in the first-year of college:  The freshman year experience (pp. 261-276).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (1988).  Hispanic students in community colleges:  Reconciling access with outcomes. In L. Weis (Ed.), Class, race and gender in U.S. education (pp.  126-143).  New York:  State University of New York Press.

B. Non-refereed Books and Monographs

Rendon, L., Kanagala, V., & Nora, A. (In Progress). Cientificos Latinx: The Untold Story of Underserved Student Success In STEM Fields of Study. Knowledge essay. UTSA Center for Research and Policy in Education.

Rendon, L., Nora, A. Ray, J. & Cabrales, J. (In Press).  Realizing the Promise of Success for Latinx STEM students.  Knowledge essay commissioned by Laredo Community College.

Rendon, L. Foreword (2018). In Dorman, J, Byrnes, K. & Dalton, J.E. Impacting teaching and learning. Contemplative practices, pedagogy, and research in education.  Roman and Littlefield. New York, NY.

Rendon, L. Foreword (2018). In Dorman, J, Byrnes, K. & Dalton, J.E. Cultivating a culture of learning.  Contemplative practices, pedagogy and research in education. Roman and Littlefield. New York, NY.

Kanagala, V. & Rendon, L. (2013).  Birthing internal images: Employing the cajita project in a college classroom.  In Sanders, L.A. (Ed). New Directions in Teaching and Learning #134. 41-52.

Patton, L., McEwen, M. & Rendón, L. (2007). Critical race perspectives on theory in student affairs.  In Harper, S. and Patton, L.D. Responding to the realities of race on campus.  New Directions for Student Services, #120, 39-53.

Rendón, L. (2004). Transforming the first year of college for students of color: Where do we begin? In Rendon, et al., Transforming the first year of college for students of color.  Columbia, SC:  Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Rendón, L., Garcia, M., & Person, D. (2004).  A call for transformation.  In Rendón, et al., Transforming the first-year of college for students of color.  Columbia, SC: Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Jalomo, R. & Rendón, L. (2004).  Moving to a new culture: The upside and downside of the transition to college.  In Rendón, et al., Transforming the first year of college for students of color. Columbia, SC:  Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Rendón, L. (2000).  Partnerships for success in higher education.  In California K-16 partnerships and student success.  (Results of a Statewide Conference Report), 7-9.

Rendón, L. I., Gans, W., & Calleroz, M.  (1998, Fall).  No pain, no gain:  The learning curve in assessing collaboratives.  In D. McGrath (Ed.), Creating and benefiting from institutional collaboration:  Models for success.  New Directions for Community Colleges, 103, 71-83.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1994, Fall). Improving opportunities for minorities to transfer.  In M. Justiz (Ed.), Minorities in Higher Education, 120-138.  Washington, DC: Oryx/American Council on Education.

Rendón, L. I., & Valadez, J. (1994).  New wave students and the community college.  In G. Baker (Ed.), A handbook on the community college in America:  Its history, mission and management (pp.  565-579). Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press.

Rendón, L. I., & Robinson, T. (1994). A diverse America: Implications for minority seniors.  In Hartel et al. (Eds.), Ready for the real world (pp. 170-188).  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Company.

Rendón, L. I., & Frederickson, J. (1993, Spring).  General education for at-risk students.  In N. A. Raisman (Ed.), Directing general education outcomes.  New Directions for Community Colleges, 81, 67-73.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Rendón, L. I. (1992).  From the barrio to the academy: Revelations of a Mexican American “scholarship girl.”  In L. S. Zwerling & H. B. London (Eds.), First generation students: Confronting the cultural issues.  New Directions for Community Colleges, 80, 55-64.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Rendón, L. I. (1992).  Minorities:  The coming majority.  In J. N. Gardner & J. A. Jewler (Eds.), Your college experience:  Strategies for success (pp. 245-263).  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Company.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES


A. Refereed

Espino, M., Vega, I., Rendon, L, Ranero, J. & Muniz, M. (2012).  The process of reflexion in bridging testimonios across lived experience.  Equity and Excellence in Education, 45:3, 444-459.

Rendón, L & Munoz, S. (EDS) (2011).  Revisiting validation theory.  Theoretical foundations, applications, and extensions. Special Issue of Enrollment Management Journal, Vol 5, No.2., 12-33.

Rendon, L. & Munoz, S. Eds. (2011). Special Issue of Enrollment Management Journal.

Rendon, L. (2011). Cultivating una persona educada. A sentipensante (sensing/thinking) vision of education.  Journal of College and Character.  Volume 12, No. 2, 1-9.

Burgis, L. and Rendón, L. (2006).  Learning with heart and mind: Embracing wholeness in learning communities. Journal of Religion and Education, Vol 33, No. 2, 1-19.

Rendón, L. (2005, Spring).  Recasting agreements that govern teaching and learning: An intellectual and spiritual framework for transformation.  Journal of Religion and Education.Vol 32, No 1, 79-108.

Osei-Kofi, N. & Rendón, L. (2005).  Latinos, higher education and the “needs” of the market.  Latino Studies, 3, 249-260.

Rendón, L., Novack, V. & Dowell, D. (2004, December).  Testing race-neutral admissions models:  The Case of California State University-Long Beach.  The Review of Higher Education, Vol. 28, No. 2.

Saggio, J. & Rendón, L. (2004) Persistence among American Indian/Native American college students at a Bible college: the importance of family, spirituality and validation. Christian Higher Education, 223-240, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Rendón, L.I. (2002).  The Puente Project: A validating model of education.  Educational Policy, 16  (4), 642-667.

Rendón, L.I. (2000).  Academics of the heart:  Reconnecting the scientific mind with the artistry of the spirit.  The Review of Higher Education, 24 (1), 1-13.

Kim, H., Rendón, L., & Valadez, J.  (1998). Student characteristics, school characteristics, and educational aspirations of six Asian American ethnic groups.  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 26 (3), 166-176.

Yang, X., Rendón, L. I., & Shearon, R. W. (1994, summer).  A profile of Asian students in North Carolina community colleges.  Community College Review, 22 (1), 19-32.

Rendón, L. I. (1994, Fall).  Validating culturally diverse students:  Toward a new model of learning and student development.  Innovative Higher Education. 19 (1), 33-51.

Terenzini, P. T., Rendón, L. I., Upcraft, M. L., Millar, S., Allison, K. W., Gregg, P. L., & Jalomo, R. (1994).  The transition to college:  Diverse students, diverse stories.  Research in Higher Education, 35 (1), 57-73.

Rendón, L. I. (1993, Fall).  Eyes on the prize:  Students of color and the bachelor’s degree.  Community College Review, 21 (2), 3-13.

Rendón, L. I., & Valadez, J. R. (1993, February).  Qualitative indicators of Hispanic student transfer.  Community College Review, 20 (4), 27-37.

Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (1991).  Determinants of student pre-disposition to transfer:  A structural model.  Research in Higher Education, 31 (3), 235-255.

Rendón, L. I., & Taylor, M. T. (1991, Summer).  The American history curriculum in North Carolina public community colleges and universities:  A comparative study.  Community College Review, 19 (1), 36-41.

Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (1990, Fall). Differences in mathematics and science participation among community college minority and non-minority students.  Community College Review, 18 (2), 29-40.

Rendón, L. I., & Matthews, T. (1989, May).  The success of community college students:  Current issues.  In L. Bjork, (Ed.), Minorities in the educational system.  Special issue of Education and Urban Society, 21 (3), 312-327.  Beverly Hills, CA: SAGE Publications.

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1989, Summer).  A synthesis and application of research on Hispanics in community colleges.  Community College Review, 17 (1), 17-21.

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1988 Fall, 1989 Winter).  Hispanics in the educational pipeline:  Stopping the leaks.  Educational Record, (68)4/(69)1, 79-85

B. Non-refereed

Rendon, L. I. (2003, November 28).  Educating the Largest Minority Group.  Invited commentary for the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review, Section 2. Volume L, Number 14, pp. B6-B9.

Rendón, L. I. (2000).   Academics of the heart.  About Campus, 5 (3), 3-5.

Rendón, L. I. (1996).  The first amendment case study response.  The National Teaching and Learning Forum, 5 (5), 4-7.

Rendón, L. I. (1996, Nov./Dec.).  Do you validate?  National Teaching and Learning Forum, 14 (5), 1-3.

Rendón, L. I. (1996, Nov./Dec.).  Life on the border.  About Campus, 1 (5), 14-18.

Rendón, L. I. (1993, May).  The transition to college for culturally diverse students.  Office of Minority Affairs Newsletter.  Providence, RI:  Brown University.

Rendón, L. I. (1993, Fall).  Putting pressure on institutions to embrace diversity.  Journal for Minority Medical Students, 6 (1), 49-51.

Rendón, L. I., & Taylor, M. T. (1990, Dec./Jan.).  Hispanic students:  Action for access.  AACJC Journal, 60 (3), 18-23.

Rendón, L. I. (May, 1989).  The lie and the hope:  Making higher education a reality for at risk freshman students.  AAHE Bulletin, 41 (9), 4-7.

C. Reprints

Rendón, L. I. (1996).  From the barrio to the academy:  Revelations of a Mexican American scholarship girl.  Reprinted in Turner, et al. Racial & ethnic diversity in higher education.  Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster.

Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (1996).  Hispanic student retention in community colleges:  Reconciling access with outcomes.  Reprinted in Turner et al. Racial & ethnic diversity in higher education.  Needham Heights, MA; Simon & Schuster.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS


Commissioned Papers/Policy Papers

Kanagala, V. & Rendon, L.I. (2013). A study of collective impact in the San Antonio Diplomas Project.  Commissioned paper for Diplomas Project.

Rendon, L., Dowd, A. & Nora, A. (2012). Priced out: A closer look at postsecondary affordability for Latino students.  Commissioned paper for President Barack Obama’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Rendon, L., Nora, A., Cabrales, J., Ranero, J. & Vasquez, P. (2008).  Latino Student Success: A Realizable Goal. . Education Policy and Practice Perspectives.  No. 4, Iowa State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Rendón, L., Lee, W., Castillo, E. & Tobolowsky, B. (2007). Shattering Barriers:  Affirming Diversity in Higher Education. Education Policy and Practice Perspectives.  No. 3, Iowa State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Rendón, L. Kanagala, V., Laanan, F.S., Nichols, G.S., Shelley, M.C. & Starobin, S. S. (2006).  Iowa Public Education: Enrollment Challenges, Opportunities for Future Growth.  Education Policy and Practice Perspectives.  No. 1, Iowa State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Rendón, L. (2006). Reconceptualizing success for underserved students.  Commissioned paper for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.  Washington, DC: NPEC.

Rendón, L. Kanagala, V., Laanan, F.S., Nichols, G.S., Shelley, M.C. & Starobin, S. S. (2006).  Iowa Public Education: Enrollment Challenges, Opportunities for Future Growth.  Education Policy and Practice Perspectives.  No. 1, Iowa State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Rendón, L. (2002).  Invoking the wisdom of the heart and the intellect in the classroom.  Veffie Milstead Jones Endowed Lecture Series.  California State University, Long Beach, College of Education.

Rendón, L. I. (2000).  Building a pathway to college for at-risk youth:  Lessons from the Ford Foundations Urban Partnership Program.  California State University, Long Beach.

Rendón, L. I. (2000).  Partnerships for success in higher education.  In California K-16 partnerships and student success.  (Results of a Statewide Conference Report), 7-9.

Rendón, L. I. (1999).  Fulfilling the promise of access and opportunity:  Toward a vision of collaborative community colleges for the 21st century.  Commissioned paper for the American Association of Community Colleges, New Expeditions Project.

Rendón, L. (1998).  Access in a democracy:  Narrowing the opportunity gap. In U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Reconceptualizing access in postsecondary education and its ramifications for data systems, NCES 98-283.  Washington, DC:  National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.

Rendón, L., Gans, W., & Calleroz, M. (1998).  City profile data report.  Urban Partnership Assessment Center, Arizona State University.

Rendón, L., Nora, A., Gans, W. & Calleroz, M. (1998).  Student academic progress report, baseline 1997-98.  Urban Partnerships Assessment Center, Arizona State University.

Rendón, L., Garza, H. & Garcia, M. (1998).  Institutional outreach strategies.  Commissioned paper for the Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.

Knott, E.J. & Rendón, L. (1998).  Renewal of commitment:  An assessment of the University of Arizona’s programs in support of student diversity and achievement.  Commissioned report for the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, The University of Arizona.

Rendón, L. I. (1997).  Access in a democracy.  Commissioned paper for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.  Washington, DC.

Rendón, L. I. (1997).  A K-16 action plan for Arizona minority education.  Commissioned paper for Arizona Public Service.

Rendón, L. I., Nora, A., London, H., Gans, W. L., & Calleroz, M. D. (1997).  Assessment guide.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  The Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program National Assessment Center.

Rendón, L. I., Nora, A., London, H., Gans, W. L., & Calleroz, M. D. (1997).  Student academic progress:  Key data trends, baseline 1995-96.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  The Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program National Assessment Center.

Rendón, L. I., Nora, A., & London, H. (1997).  Assessment in the Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  The Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program National Assessment Center.

Rendón, L. I., Nora, A., & London, H. (1996).  Assessment guide.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  The Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program National Assessment Center.

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1996).  It takes a partnership:  Student victories in the Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  The Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program National Assessment Center.

Ratcliff, J., & Associates.  (1995, June). Realizing the potential.  National Center on Teaching Learning and Assessment. Penn State University.

Millar, S. B. (coordinator), Rendón, L. I., Terenzini, P. T., & pcraft, M. L. (speakers). (1994). Voices of transition:  First-year students and the transition to college.  (Cassette Recording).  University Park:  PA:  National Center on Postsecondary Teaching Learning & Assessment.

Rendón, L. I., Nora, A., & London, H. (1994).  Evaluation manual. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ:  Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnerships Program National Assessment Center.

Terenzini, P. T., Rendón, L. I., Allison, K., Gregg, P., Jalomo, R., Millar, S., & Upcraft, L. (1993).  The transition to college: Easing the passage.  Pennsylvania State University:  National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

Quality Education for Minorities Project. (1990).  Education that works:  An action plan to improve the quality education of minorities.  (Contributing Researcher).  Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rendón, L. I., & Triana, E. (1989, December).  Making mathematics and science work for Hispanics.  Washington, DC:  American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rendón, L. I., Justiz, M., & Resta, P. (1988).  The transfer function in southwest border community colleges.  Columbia, SC:  University of South Carolina.  (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 296 748).

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1988, November).  Salvaging transfer students:  Toward alternative structures to the baccalaureate.  Commissioned paper for the Carnegie Corporation Quality Education for Minorities Project. Cambridge, MA:  M.I.T.  (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 305 098).

Rendón, L. I., & Nora, A. (1987).  Hispanics in the educational  pipeline:  Addressing the causes and cures of attrition.  Commissioned paper for Raza Administrators and Counselors in Higher Education.  Irvine, CA.

Nora, A., & Rendón, L. I. (1987).  A discriminate analysis of math and science students in community colleges.  Institute for Higher Education, Law and Governance. Houston, TX:  The University of Houston.

Rendón, L. I. (1986).  What works:  Research about teaching and learning.  (Contributing Researcher)  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Rendón, L. I. (1985).  Preparing Mexican Americans for math and science-based fields:  A guide for developing school and college intervention models.  Las Cruces, NM.  ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and small schools.  (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 260 853).

Resta, P., & Rendón, L. I. (1985).  The Border College Consortium Mathematics 20Intervention Project.  Strengthening math education for Hispanics:  New community college, public school and private sector partnerships.  El Centro, CA:  Border College Consortium.

 

ARTISTIC WORK


Rendón, L. I. (1988).  C/S (Con Safos), a Two-Act Play.  First place winner of Chicano Drama Contest, Teatro El Sol, Tucson, AZ.  Staged in Tucson, AZ (1988), San Antonio, TX (1988), Laredo, TX (1999), and Austin, TX (2000).

 

STATE AND NATIONAL MEDIA


Featured in UTSA Today on being selected as among the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas. http://utsa.edu/today/2013/04/rendonaward.html

Interviewed for story on Shine Latina. Latino students: A tough present, a brighter future.  http://shine.yahoo.com/latina/latino-students-tough-present-brighter-future-214700516.html, August, 2012.

Featured in UTSA Discovery Magazine. Aiding student success; UTSA establishes Center for Research and Policy in Education, 2012. P.6.

Interviewed for Character Clearinghouse. Sources of Enlightment: Faculty and administrators who challenge and inspire their students.  https://characterclearinghouse.fsu.edu/index.php/resources/leadership-profiles/906enlightenment-rendon, August 2012.

Featured in UTSA video, Bienvenido UTSA (July 2012). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wwPrcZJyag&feature=youtu.be

Interviewed by Texas Public Radio on policy and practice impacting Latino students.  February 2012. http://www.tpr.org/news/2012/02/news12021503.html

Interviewed by Des Moines Register on story about increase in Latino population in Iowa and Iowa Regent institutions, December 2009.

Interviewed for Iowa Public Radio on story about improving Latino education in Iowa, December 2008.

Interviewed by Ames Tribune for story on Latinos and minorities related to Iowa’s Report Card in Higher Education, December 2008

Interviewed by Hispanic Outlook Magazine on story related to Latino student success, October 2008.

Interviewed by the KASI_AM radio, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and ISU Daily on Supreme Court school desegregation decision, summer 2007.

Rendón Redefines Today’s Underserved Student, (with Frank DiMaria) in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Paramus: August 13, 2007. Vol.17, 22.

Shattering Barriers: Transforming the College Experience for Students of Color National Teleconference, The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, April 20, 2006.

Out of Step, A Symposium on Student Success. Insider Higher Ed, Washington, DC, November 2, 2006.

Featured as one of the nation’s leading experts on Hispanic faculty and students.  Chronicle of Higher Education, November 28, 2003.

Featured in The College Track, a PBS documentary on college access for low-income students, Fall 2004

Featured in article, “Perspectives on Diversity-Beyond Lip Service.”  Hispanic Outlook, April 19, 2004.

Featured article, “Education for the Next Millennium.”  Hispanic Business Magazine, 50, April, 1999.

Featured in article, “Passages,” in Graduating Engineer, 18(4a), April 8, 1997.

Featured in the film, Shattering the Silences, a documentary about minority professors breaking into the ivory tower. Aired on PBS, January 24, 1997.

Featured in “The Nation’s Top Cities for New Grads,” cover story in Managing Your Career:  The College Edition of the National Business Employment Weekly.  (Winter/Spring 1996).  New York:  The Wall Street Journal, 4-7.

Featured presenter in Coping With Changing Campus Culture, an award-winning teleconference sponsored by the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications, Dallas Community College District.  The videoconference won the National University Teleconference Network 1996 Best Videoconference Award.

Invited participant on National Public Radio to discuss the transfer and vocational-technical mission of community colleges, December, 1996.

 

WEBSITES FEATURING MY SCHOLARLY WORK


http://pptfilesearch.com/single/43693/tg-webinar-revisiting-validation-theory-theoretical-foundations-applications-and-extension

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE7Zr4_Y18k

http://www.contemplativemind.org/archives/214

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F34WItF_aZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9myr-glKZgE

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kylak471ec4b51/46-things-only-student-affairs-professionals-under-15mek

 

DISSERTATION


Chicano students in south Texas community colleges:  A study of student- and institution- related determinants of educational outcomes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1982.  (Dissertation of The Year Award, Higher, Adult, and Continuing Education Department).

 

REPRESENTATIVE KEYNOTE, RESEARCH, AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS


A. Invited Keynotes & Plenary Presentations

2018-19

Furman University | Greenville, SC

ACPA Institute Curricular Approach | Chicago, IL

Bowdoin College | Brunswick, ME

Mind and Life Conference | Phoenix AZ

Maricopa Community College District | Phoenix, AZ

Trinity University | San Antonio, TX

Tufts University | Medford, MA

Gateways to College Conference| Atlanta, GA

University of California-Irvine | Irvine, CA

First Year Experience Conference | Las Vegas, NV

University of North Carolina | Greensboro, NC

Texas Community College Teachers Association | Frisco, TX

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Ed | Irvine, CA

STEM Conference | Laredo, TX

Association of Hispanic Serving Institutions | Chicago, IL

Mira Costa College | Oceanside, CA

Foothills College | Los Altos Hills, CA

University of St Thomas | Houston, TX

Gloria Anzaldua Conference | San Antonio, TX

ASENDER Conference | Austin, TX

McNair Scholars Conference | Atlanta, GA

2017

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Ed | Irvine, CA

Colorado University-Boulder | Boulder, CO

Naropa University | Boulder, CO

CSU-Fresno | Fresno, CA

CSU-Stanislaus | Stanislaus, CA

Governor’s State University | University Park, IL

Catch the Next Conference | Austin, TX

Community College Leadership Conference | Austin, TX

Loyola University-Chicago | Chicago, IL

McLennan Community College | Waco, TX

Mount San Jacinto College | Ontario, CA

College of the Redwoods | Eureka, CA

Santiago Canyon College | Orange, CA

University of California-Irvine

Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater | Whitewater, WI

Texas Coordinating BD Conference | Austin, TX

B. Invited Keynotes Up to 2016

Employing Validation to Foster Student Success. NODA Conference, 2016.

Toward A Sentipensante Pedagogic Imaginary: Deep Learning Experiences Focused on Wholeness and Social Justice, Loyola Marymount University-Chicago, 2016.

Preparing Students for Academic Success. Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2016.

Leveraging Student Assets in Community Colleges. North Texas Community College Consortium, 2016.

Validation Theory Workshop. Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, 2016.

Fostering Equity and Student Success in Higher Education. Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, 2016

Employing An Asset-Based Framework to Foster Equity, Inclusion and Student Success.  Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 2016.

Raising the Bar Toward Student Success. New Mexico State University, 2016.

Centered on the Edge: Building A New Scholarly Imaginary. AERA Division J Committee on Inclusion, 2016.

Toward A Contemplative, Culturally-Validating Pedagogic Imaginary.  Naropa University, 2016.

Toward A Holistic Education That Reflects the Realities of Underserved Students. Social and Emotional Learning Forum, Denver, CO, 2016.

Toward An Education That Reflects the Realities of Community College Students. East Los Angeles Community College, 2016.

Employing An Asset-Based Framework to Foster Equity, Inclusion and Student Success.  Illinois Latino Association, 2016.

Toward An Education That Reflects the Realities of Community College Students. Mira Mar Community College, 2016.

The Importance of Working With A Culturally-Validating, Asset-Based Student Success Framework in STEM. STEM Cultural Colloquium, University of New Mexico, 2016.

Employing An Asset Based Framework to Foster Student Success.  Community College Association of Texas Trustees, 2016.

Sentipensante Pedagogy AS A Culturally-Validating, High-Impact Learning Experience.  University of San Diego, 2016.

The Fully-Engaged College Committed to Racial and Social Justice.  University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2015.

Sentipensante Pedagogy and the Journey of Transformation in the Quest for Social Change. University of Vermont, 2015.

Recruitment, Development and Retention of Latino Culturally Sensitive Educators, Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, 2015.

Iowa STEM Initiative. Success for All Students, 2015.

Embracing Vulnerability and Empowerment in the Quest for Liberation, CSU-Sacramento, 2015.

Working With An Asset-Based Framework and Contemplative Pedagogy to Foster Success. University of La Verne, 2015.

Contemplative Engagement: Teaching and Learning for Wholeness and Social Change, Oxford College of Emory University, 2015.

Preparing for the Future, HISPA Youth Conference, St Mary’s University, 2014.

Fostering Success for Latin@ Students in Community Colleges, Iowa Latino Initiative, Iowa State University, Ankeny, IA, 2014.

Leveraging Student Strengths to Foster Success, Student Success Conference, Education Policy Institute, San Antonio, TX, 2014.

College Completion Academy, Fostering Success for UTSA Students, UTSA, 2014.

Fostering Success for Community College Students, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX. 2014.

Succeeding in the Community College, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, 2014.

Terry Piper Distinguished Lecture, Leveraging Student Strengths to Foster Success, CSU-Northridge, Northridge, CA, 2014.

Validation Theory and Student Success, Cafe College, San Antonio, TX, 2014.

Validation Theory and Student Success, Community College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. 2014.

Student Success Institute, “Fostering Latin@ Student Success”, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Costa Mesa, CA. (2014).

The Researcher as An Activist, University of Mass-Boston, Boston, MA. (November 5, 2013).

Latino College Completion, Cafe College, San Antonio, TX. (September 24, 2013).

College Affordability for Latino Students, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

Contemplative Engagement: A Pedagogy of Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA., 2013.

Commencement Address to SAC Graduates, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX. (May 12, 2012).

The Art and Science of Contemplative Teaching & Learning, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY. (November 17, 2012).

Working with a Sensing/Thinking Pedagogy, Knox College, Galesburg, IL. (September 18, 2012).

Priced Out: A Closer Look at Postsecondary Financial Aid for Latinos, White House Initiative on Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Los Angeles, CA. (August 17, 2012).

Validation Theory and Student Success, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Costa Mesa, CA. (March 8, 2012).

(Panelist), Annual HBCU, HSI and Tribal College Conference, Latino Student Success Outcomes, ETS, San Antonio, TX. (February 23, 2012).

Holistic Education for Diverse Students, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (January 20, 2012).

Contemplative Education & Diverse Ways of Knowing, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY. (November 16, 2012).

Contemplative Engagement and Social Justice, Northern Arizona University, Compassion Conference, Flagstaff, AZ. (October 27, 2012).

Webinar on Contemplative Education, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, New Hampton, MA. (February 23, 2012).

Sentipensante Pedagogy: Cultivating Una Persona Educada. Keynote address, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Student Success Institute, March, 3, 2011.

Working with a Holistic Pedagogy.  Faculty Development Workshop, Edgewood College, March 26, 2011.

Sensing/thinking Pedagogy.  Keynote address, Edgewood College, March 25, 2011.

Sentipensante Pedagogy and Social Justice.  Featured Presentation.  National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2011.

Sentipensante Pedagogy and Contemplative Education.  Keynote address. Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Whidbey Island, July 2, 2011.

Holistic Pedagogy.  Workshop at American Association of Colleges and Universities. Long Beach, CA.  October 13, 2011.

Sentipensante Pedagogy and Service Learning Research. Keynote address. International Conference on Research on Service Learning, November 3, 2011.

Creating a Critical Mass of Latino Graduate Students at Iowa State University.  Presentation at American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Costa Mesa, California, April 2010.

Preparing the Next Generation of Student Leaders.  Keynote address.  Union College, New Jersey, April 2010.

Higher Education Trends.  Keynote address. University of Texas-San Antonio, May 2010.

Workshop on Sentipensante Pedagogy.  University of Texas-San Antonio, May 2010.

A Critical Discussion on the Preparation of Latinos in STEM Fields.  Keynote address, ATE Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2010.

Working with Immigrant Students in Gear Up Projects.  Panel presentation at national Gear Up conference, Washington, DC, July 2010.

Advising First-Generation Students in Higher Education. Keynote address. University of Texas-Brownsville, September, 2010.

Fostering Student Success. University of Texas-Brownsville, September, 2010.

Sentipensante Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.  Keynote address, Fall for the Book event, George Mason University, October 2010.

Sentipensante Pedagogy:  Transforming Teaching and Learning.  Keynote address, CSU-Chico, October 2010.

Workshop on Sentipensante Pedagogy, CSU-Chico, October 2010.

Sentipensante Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.  Keynote at AAC&U Core Commitments Project Pre-Conference, October 18, 2008.

Latinos: The Future of Iowa.  Plenary presentation at Iowa Latino Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, October 2008.

Navigating the Educational Pathway for Latino Students.  Plenary presentation at Iowa Latino Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, October 2008.

Employing a Pedagogy of Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.  Presentation for Civic Engagement and Student Success, Minnesota Campus Compacts, October 3, 2008.

Affirming Diversity. Core Agreements for Refashioning Teaching, Learning and Student Development.  Keynote presentation.  Towson University, Maryland, February 14, 2008.

Promoting Access for Underserved Students in Higher Education.  Keynote session.  National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Austin, TX, September 28, 2007.

Promoting Access and Success in Community Colleges.  Keynote session.  Community College Conference sponsored by Iowa State University, Kansas City, KA, October 29, 2007.

Turning Research Into Policy Briefs.  Presentation at ASHE/Lumina summer colloquium, Washington D.C. June 16, 2007.

Convocation Address. New Century College, George Mason University, May 17, 2007.

Teaching for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.  Uncovering the Heart of Education Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2007.

Promoting Student Success in Higher Education.  Keynote address, University of San Diego, CA, March 9, 2007.

Envisioning the Next Generation of Diversity Work: Core Agreements and Connections. Plenary Session, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2006

Reconceptualizing Success for Underserved Students, National Symposium Plenary Session. National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, Washington, DC, November 3, 2006.

Factors Accounting for the Success of Latino Students. National Symposium Plenary Session.  National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, Washington, DC, November 3, 2006.

Creating an Inclusive Curriculum.  Plenary Session. Iowa State University, February 22, 2006.

Creating Holistic Learning Communities.  Keynote Address, Center for Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, May 8, 2006.

Teaching and Learning for Wholeness and Social Justice.  Luncheon Keynote.  National Retention Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 23, 2006.

Facilitating Success for Community College Students.  Seminar on Community Colleges, Golden West College, California, June 12, 2006.

Promoting Diversity in Higher Education.  Luncheon Keynote.  Cottey College, Kansas, August 13, 2006.

Promoting Diversity and Student Success.  Keynote Address. Oklahoma State University, October 2, 2006.

New Assumptions and Agreements in Higher Education. National Council for Research on Women, New York, June 23, 2006.

Facilitating Student Success: Transforming Teaching and Learning. Pennsylvania State University, April 27, 2006.

Shattering the Belief System About Diversity: New Agreements for Institutional Transformation, University of Virginia, February 8, 2006

Transforming the Pedagogy of Student Affairs: Connecting the Intellect, Spirituality and Multiculturalism with Student Learning. Keynote address, NASPA Multicultural Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2005.

Latinos in STEM Fields. Invited presentation at Latino STEM Conference, Princeton, NJ, November 10, 2005.

Employing Heuristic Research Methods to Study Teaching and Learning. Invited presentation, Arizona State University, April 30, 2005.

Toward a New Vision of Working with Diverse Students: New Agreements for Teaching and Learning. Invited keynote address, Arizona State University, April 29, 2005.

Latino Enrollment and Equity Issues in California. Invited presentation at Latino Convocation, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2005.

Addressing Intellectual, Social, Emotional and Spiritual Development in Higher Education. Invited keynote at University of Monterrey, Mexico, October 7, 2004.

Deepening the Pedagogy of the First-Year Experience. Invited keynote for the International Conference on the First-Year Experience.  Maui, Hawaii, June 14, 2004.

The Latino Religious Experience. Invited presentation at the Tomas Rivera Center Seminar, Newport Beach, CA, January 31, 2004.

Facilitating Student Success in the Community College. Invited keynote for the William Priest Center, University of North Texas, November 21, 2003.

What You Need to do To Send Your Child to College.  Presentation for parents at Bret Harte Elementary (with Liz Nagy and Nancy Gonzalez, two SDHE students), April 16, 2003.

Enhancing the Success of Students of Color.  The Importance of Involvement and Validation.  Keynote address at Los Angeles Valley Community College, April 2, 2003.

Addressing the “Whole Student:” Improving Instruction for Community College Students.  Keynote address at Los Angeles Valley Community College, April 2, 2003.

Reawakening Heart, Mind and Spirit.  Keynote address at National Gear Up conference, Washington, DC, July 19, 2002.

Fostering Student Retention in the Community College.  Keynote address at Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM, January 6, 2003.

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Community College.  Keynote address at Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM, January 6, 2003.

Creating a New Pedagogical Feeling/Thinking Model.  Presentation to Steering Committee for the National Initiative of Women in Higher Education, May 29, 2003.

Reawakening Our Authentic Selves.  Using Inner Wisdom to Guide Our Work as Educators.  Three Day Workshop for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, Amatlan, MX, June 20, 2003.

Awakening Heart, Mind and Spirit:  Nurturing the Inner and Outer Lives of Students and Educators.  Plenary Panel.  National GEAR UP Conference, Washington, DC, July 15, 2002.

Speaker at Dr. Mildred Garcia’s Presidential Inauguration, Berkeley College, NY, April 24, 2002.

Authentic Teaching and Learning:  Engaging the Heart and Intellect in the Classroom.  Workshop, Association of American Colleges and Universities Spirituality and Learning Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2002.

Enhancing Teaching & Learning in Community Colleges.  Keynote Presentation, UCLA, April 6, 2002. Invoking the Wisdom of the Heart and the Intellect in the Classroom, Keynote Presentation, ACPA Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 18, 2002.

Enhancing the Success of Latino Students, Keynote Address, Spring 2002 Chicano and Latino Access and Retention and Graduation Symposium, California State University, Long Beach, CA, February 27-28, 2002.

Creating Validating Holistic Teaching and Learning Environments. Workshop, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, February 15, 2002.

Latino Student Retention, Keynote Presentation, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, February 15, 2002.

Teaching with Mind/Heart, Workshop, El Camino College, Torrance, CA, February 7, 2002.

Latino Student Retention in the California State University System. Keynote Presentation, Latino Students Summit, Fullerton, CA, May 11, 2001.

The Retention of Latino Students in Community Colleges. Keynote Presentation, Canada College, CA, May 10, 2001.

Retaining American Indian Students.  Keynote Presentation, American Indian College, Phoenix, AZ, April 6, 2001.

Academics of the Heart:  Invoking Spirit in Higher Education.  Keynote Address, National Conference on The First-Year Experience, Houston, TX, February, 2001.

Student Retention in Higher Education.  Keynote Address, New Mexico Higher Education Assessment/Retention Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2001.

Academics of the Heart in Higher Education.  Keynote Presentation, Richland College’s Spirit of Learning Series, Dallas, TX, October, 2000.

Helping First-Generation Students Succeed in College.  Keynote Presentation, Richland College, Dallas, TX, October, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Higher Education.  Presentation, Fetzer Institute Retreat, Estes Park, CO, September, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Higher Education.  Keynote Presentation, Learner Centered Summer Institute, Arizona State University-West, August, 2000.

Retaining Students in Community Colleges.  Keynote Presentation,  South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ, July, 2000.

Educating Students for A New Century.  Plenary Panel, Higher Education for A New Century Conference, University of Southern California, July 1, 2000.

College Begins In Grade School. Keynote Address, California K-16 Partnerships and Student Success Conference, CSULB, June 22, 2000.

Retention Theory for Minority Students. Keynote Address, CSU Fullerton, June 13, 2000.

Becoming Successful Early Childhood Educators. Master’s in Early Childhood Education Ceremony, CSULB, May 4, 2000.

Improving Student Retention for At-Risk Students. Plenary Presentation, New York City Technical College, April 14, 2000.

College Begins in Grade School:  Building a Pathway to College for At-Risk Youth.  Veffie Milstead Jones Spring Institute, CSULB, April 11, 2000.

Academics of the Heart:  Invoking Spirit in Teaching and Learning.  Keynote Address, Women’s Conference, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO, March 23, 2000.

Advancing Women Into Powerful Careers.  Keynote Speaker, Career Conference:  Intersections for Women, CSULB, March 3, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Teaching and Learning.  Keynote Address, Freshman Experience Program Conference, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA, February 24, 2000.

Academics of the Heart:  Invoking Spirit in Higher Education.  Presentation, Claremont University Graduate School of Education, Claremont, CA, February 9, 2000.

Early Intervention Programs for At-Risk Youth.  Opening Plenary Panel filmed for PBS, ConnectED Conference, The College Board, San Diego, CA, January 9, 2000.

Celebration of Teaching.  Keynote Speaker, Hill Middle School, Long Beach Unified School District, December, 1999.

Academics of the Heart: Reconnecting the Scientific Mind with the Artistry of the Spirit.  Presidential Keynote Address, Association for the Study of Higher Education, San Antonio, TX, November, 1999.

Democratic Access:  College-Prepared Students, Student-Prepared Colleges.  Fall CED Institute, November 5, 1999.

Creating Validating In- and Out-of-Class Learning Environments.  Invited Presentation, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, October 22, 1999.

Outstanding Teachers Reception, CSU Celebrating Teachers, Keynote Address.  October 12, 1999.

Academics of the Heart:  Toward a Connected Model of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Keynote Address.  College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, August, 1999.

Reclaiming the Heart in Teacher Education.  Presentation, CSU-Long Beach Teacher Education Program faculty, August 26, 1999.

Academics of the Heart:  Toward a Connected Model of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Keynote Address.  College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, August 16, 1999.

Flor y Canto:  Toward a Spiritual Model of Academics of the Heart, Keynote Presentation, Noel-Levitz Retention Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 16, 1999.

Academics of the Heart:  Fostering Purpose, Commitment, Community and Responsibility in Higher Education.  Invited Keynote Address, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, June 12, 1999.

Flor y Canto:  Academics of the Heart in Higher Education.  Invited Keynote Address, Transforming Campuses through Learning Communities National Conference, Seattle, WA, May 21, 1999.

Diverse Voices of Leadership: Different Rhythm and Emerging Harmonies.  Invited Keynote Address, Indiana University/Purdue, University at Indianapolis, September 25, 1998.

Unleashing the Power of Learning:  Validating and Involving Non-traditional Students In the First Year of College.  Invited Keynote Address, Northern Arizona University, June 24, 1998.

Chicano Student Access and Retention at the Community College Level.  Invited Address, USV-ARCO Lecture Series, University of Southern California, April 2, 1998.

Validating Culturally Diverse Students in the Community College. Invited Keynote, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA, February 26, 1998.

Unleashing the Power of Learning for Community College Students. Invited keynote at Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX, January 5, 1998.

Unleashing the Power of Learning: Validating and Involving First-Year Students. Invited Keynote, NASPA Annual Fall Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR, November 17, 1997.

Unleashing the Power of Learning: Validating Non-Traditional Students the First Year of College. Invited Keynote, Mesa Community College Fall Convocation, Mesa, AZ, August 18, 1997.

Nontraditional Students in Higher Education.  Invited Keynote Presentation, Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education, Bryn Mawr, PA, July 5, 1997.

Creating a New Vision of Student Affairs Leadership.  Invited Keynote, Fostering Diversity in Leadership in Student Affairs conference, El Paso, TX, June 20, 1997.

Invited Keynote for Hispanic Convocation, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, May 10, 1997.

Preparing the Next Generation of Math/Science Professionals. Invited Keynote Address, 18th Annual Office of Minority Student Affairs Awards Banquet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, New York, April 12, 1997.

Renewing Our Spiritual Nobility.  Invited Keynote, OMSA Awards Banquet, Office of Minority Student Affairs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, April 12, 1997.

Diversity and Leadership in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Invited Keynote, Hispanic Heritage Month breakfast, Phoenix VA Hospital, September 16, 1996.

Passport for Student Success.  Invited Keynote, International Conference on the Freshman Year Experience, St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18, 1996.

Assessing Culturally Diverse Students.  Invited Keynote, 1996. American Association for Higher Education Conference on Assessment and Quality, Washington, DC, June 11, 1996.

Realizing the Potential:  Improving Teaching and Learning.  Invited Seminar.  NEA Higher Education Conference, Tempe, AZ, March 1, 1996.

Nontraditional Students: The Transition to College.  Invited Keynote, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Western Regional Conference, Phoenix, AZ. January 19, 1996.

Non-traditional Students in Community College:  Transitions and Development.  Invited Keynote Address, California Community College League, San Francisco, CA, November, 1995.

Growth and Loss:  The Transition to College for Nontraditional Students:  Invited Keynote Presentation, Freshman Year Experience Conference, Dallas, TX, November 11, 1995.

Factors Affecting the Retention of At-Risk Students in Community Colleges.  Invited Keynote Presentation, Ford Foundation Rural Community College Initiative meeting, Española, NM, March 1, 1995.

Beyond Involvement:  Creating Validating Academic and Social Communities in The Community College.  Invited Keynote Address, American River College, Sacramento, CA, August 15, 1994.

Succeeding in Graduate School:  A Minority Scholar’s Perspective. Invited Keynote Address, Mellon Institute for Minority Graduate Students, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 25, 1994.

Minorities in Higher Education:  Participation and Retention.  Invited Presentation, Southern Education Foundation’s Panel on Educational Opportunity and Postsecondary Desegregation, Austin, TX, February 1, 1994.

Transforming Community College Students Into Powerful Learners.  Keynote Address, Puente Project State-wide conference, Pomona, CA, October 6, 1993.

Being a Successful Scholar:  Confronting the Academic and Cultural Issues.  Invited Keynote Address to graduate students in the Mellon Foundation Institute, Princeton University, June 25, 1993.

Making a Successful Transition to College.  Keynote Address, Conference of the Freshman Year Experience, Charleston, SC, May 27, 1993.

Si Se Puede! Being a Successful College Student.  Keynote presentation for students at Chaffey College, Ontario, CA, May 18, 1993.

The Transition to College for Culturally Diverse Students.  Invited keynote address, National Community College Chairs conference, Phoenix, AZ, February 19, 1993.

Evaluating The Ford Foundation Urban Partnership Program.  Plenary Presentation, Director’s Meeting of the Urban Partnership Program, San Antonio, TX, December 3, 1992.

The Condition of Education for Hispanics in Arizona.  Invited luncheon address, Arizona Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Tucson, AZ, November 13, 1992.

Building a Community of Researchers.  Plenary presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN, October 31, 1992.

Sensitivity to Cultural Diversity:  How Higher Education Treats Minorities.  Invited keynote address, Minority Student Today conference, San Antonio, TX, October 5, 1992.

C. Research Presentations (Refereed)

Rendon, L.I. (Author & Presenter) & Nora, A. (Author & Presenter) AAHHE, Working with Latino Student Assets to Foster Success, Frio, Texas (2015).

Rendon, L. I. (Author & Presenter), & Kanagala, V. (Author & Presenter).  Association of American Colleges and Universities. Fostering Success for Latino Students. San Diego, CA (2015).

Rendon, L. I. (Author & Presenter), & Kanagala, V. (Author & Presenter), AERA, “Understanding the Latin@ Student Journey: An Asset-Based Paradigm”, Philadelphia PA. (2014).

Rendon, L. I. (Author & Presenter), Nora, A. (Author & Presenter), & Kanagala, V. (Author & Presenter), American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, “Understanding the College Completion Trajectory of Latin@ Students at HSI”, Costa Mesa, CA. (2014).

Rendon, L. I. (Panelist), NCORE, “Women of Color as Mentors”, Indianapolis Indiana. (2014).

Kanagala, V.  & Rendon, L. I. Latino/a College Experiences and Completion at Hispanic Serving Institution, ASHE, St Louis Missouri. (November 14, 2013).

Rendon, L. I., Curette, A.  Cook, E., Neese-Fiedler, K., & Sansone, V., HESA Symposium, The Importance of College Affordability in P-20 Education, San Antonio, TX. (August 2, 2013).

Rendon, L. I., Testimonios as a Research Tool, AERA, San Francisco, CA. (April 29, 2013).

Rendon, L. I., Latino College Affordability, AERA, San Francisco, CA. (April 28, 2013).

Rendon, L. I., An Intimate Conversation with Scholars, ASHE. (November 2013).

Kanagala, V. Nora, A., & Rendon, L. I., A Retrospective Study of Latino College Completion, ASHE, St Louis, Missouri. (November 15, 2013).

Research as Resistance: Anti-Oppressive Research in Higher Education.  ASHE Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, November 2008.

El Camino:  The Latino Pathway to Higher Education.  ASHE Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, November 2008.

The ASHE/Lumina Fellows Program.  Presentation at ASHE conference, November 9, 2007.

Spirituality and Social Justice.  Research Symposium Presentation.  AERA, April 2007.

Policy Issues in Higher Education.  Discussant at ASHE/Lumina Fellows Panel, ASHE preconference, November 10, 2005.

Research on Spirituality and Education.  AERA conference symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2005.

Latino Identity and Social Class.  AERA conference symposium (discussant), Montreal, Canada, April 13, 2005.

Recasting Higher Education’s Fundamental Agreements for Teaching and Learning.  Presentation at AACU conference, January 23, 2004.

Revisiting Student Retention Theory.  Critical Cultural Perspectives.  Presentation at national ASHE conference, November 13, 2003.

The End of Universal Access?  The Case of CSU-Long Beach.  Presentation at national ASHE conference, November 15, 2003.

Authentic Teaching and Learning:  Engaging the Heart and Intellect in the Classroom, Veffie Milstead Jones Distinguished Lecture, CSULB, May 6, 2002.

Parental Involvement and Access to College, Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 16, 2001.

Spiritual Maturation and Adult Development.  Panel Discussant, Student Development in Higher Education Institute, CSULB, November 10, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Higher Education.  Presentation, Fetzer Institute, September 9, 2000.

Retaining Students at CSULB.  Plenary Panel, Academic Senate Retreat, August 28, 2000.

Educating Students for a New Century.  Plenary Panel, Higher Education for a New Century Conference, University of Southern California, June 30, 2000.

Challenges Facing California Public Education.  Panel Reactor, California K-16 Partnerships and Student Success Conference, CSULB, June 21, 2000.

Improving Access for Hispanics in Higher Education.  Panel Presentation, National meeting of President Clinton’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, White House, June 16, 2000.

Bringing Spirit to Teaching and Learning.  Panel Presentation, Going Public with Spirituality Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 5, 2000.

Connecting Spirit and Intellect in Higher Education.  Panel Presentation, Going Public with Spirituality Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 5, 2000.

Validating Culturally Diverse Students.  Presentation, City University of New York, April, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Research.  Women’s Research Colloquium, CSULB, April 12, 2000.

Validating Students.  Special Presentation to Azuza Pacifica Student Development Students and Faculty, March 16, 2000.

Academics of the Heart in Student Development.  Presentation, CED Student Development Program, CSULB, January 20, 2000.

Listening to the Voices of Practicing Teachers to Examine the Effectiveness of a Teacher Preparation Program, Panel Discussant, CED Meeting, December 6, 1999.

Connecting Research with Practice.  National AERA Conference.  Montreal, Canada, April 21, 1999.

Un Paso Pa’ Lante Y Dos Pa’ Tras: Promoting Access for Latinos/as in Higher Education.  Panel Presentation, 1848/1898@1998 Transhistoric Trends conference, Arizona State University, December 12, 1998.

Panel presentation at conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Miami, FL, November 1998.

Issues in the Study of First-Generation Students.  Panel Presentation, Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Miami, FL, November 1998.

Spirituality in American Higher Education.  Panel Presentation, Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Miami, FL, November 1998.

Unleashing the Power of Learning: Validating and Involving First-Year Students.  Invited Keynote Address, 17th Annual Fall Conference, Northwest Association of Special Programs, Portland, Oregon, November 16, 1997.

Shattering the Silences.  Symposium Presentation, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Albuquerque, NM, November 7, 1997.

The Academic Progress of Students in the Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program.  Presentation, Annual Conference of the National Center for Urban Partnerships, Phoenix, AZ, October 23, 1997.

Redefining Merit in College Admissions. Presentation, ACE Educating One-Third of a Nation National Conference, Miami, FL, October 17, 1997.

Access in a Democracy.  Invited Research Presentation, National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, Washington, DC, September 9, 1997.

Preparing the Next Generation of Math/Science Professionals.  Invited Keynote Address, 18th Annual Office of Minority Student Affairs Awards Banquet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY, April 12, 1997.

Transforming the K-16 Educational System.  Symposium presentation, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Memphis, TX, November 2, 1996.

Assessment Workshop. Presentation, Annual National Conference of the Ford Foundation’s National Center for Urban Partnerships, Minneapolis, MN, October 10, 1996.

Race-Based Programs.  Presentation, Arizona Board of Regents, September 26, 1996.

Hispanic Women and the Political System.  Panel Discussant, Hispanic Women’s Corporation conference, Phoenix, AZ, September 20, 1996.

Diversity in America. Workshop, Indonesian Delegation.  Arizona State University, August 22, 1996.

The Postmodern Community College.  Panel Discussant.  AERA Conference, New York, NY, April 11, 1996.

Facilitating the Transition to College for Culturally Diverse Students. Invited Workshop, American Association for Higher Education annual conference, Chicago, IL, March 17, 1996.

Realizing the Potential: Improving Teaching and Learning. Invited Seminar. NEA Higher Education Conference, Tempe, AZ, March 1, 1996.

Latino Leaders in Higher Education.  Symposium Presentation, Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, November 4, 1995.

Constructing Student Affirming Campuses.  Presentation, ACE One-Third of a Nation Conference, Kansas City, KS, October 21, 1995.

We’re Not Their Kids:  Involvement and Validation for Latino Students.  Presentation, ACE One-Third of a Nation conference, October 19, 1995.

Retaining and Validating At-Risk Students:  Implications for Policy Makers and Practitioners.  Invited Presentation, Annual Conference of the Education Commission for the States Conference, Denver, CO, July 10, 1995.

Factors Related to Student Progress, Student Aspirations and Systemic Change in the Urban Partnerships Program. Presentation, National Conference of the National Center for Urban Partnerships, Seattle, WA, May 5, 1995.

The Postmodern Community College. Discussant presentation, AERA conference, April 19, 1995.

Validating Culturally Diverse Students.  Presentation, Annual Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, March 21, 1995.

Building Validating Environments. Symposium Presentation, Research Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tucson, AZ, November 12, 1994.

Mapping Higher Education In a Postmodern Era.  Symposium Discussant, Research Conferences of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tucson, AZ, November 11, 1994.

Negotiating The First Year of College:  The Importance of Validation.  Invited Research Presentation, Annual Conference of the Arizona Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Flagstaff, AZ, November 4, 1994.

Qualitative Approaches to Community College Research.  Roundtable Discussion, Research Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tucson, AZ, November 10, 1994.

Evaluating Systemic Change.  Presentation, Conference of the National Center for Urban Partnerships, Richmond, VA, June 11, 1994.

Transforming At-Risk Students Into Powerful Learners.  Presentation, Annual Conference of The American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, IL, March 24, 1994.

Factors Affecting Student Transfer.  Symposium Presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5, 1993.

The In- and Out-of-Class Experiences of Community College Students.  Research Presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4, 1993.

Validating Culturally Diverse Students.  Presentation, One-Third of a Nation Conference, sponsored by the American Council on Education, Houston, TX, October 21, 1993.

Creating Systemic Change.  Panel Presentation, Conference of the Urban Partnerships Project, Memphis, TN, June 5, 1993.

Factors Influencing the Transfer of Latino Students.  Latino Eligibility Conference of the University of California System, San Diego, CA, May 17, 1993.

Campus Innovation and Change:  Structural and Cultural Strategies.  Discussant, American Educational Research Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 14, 1993.

Education of Culturally Diverse Students.  Invited Discussant, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University, April 7, 1993.

Making the Transition to College: The Role of Out-of-Class Experiences.  Presentation, National Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, March 16, 1993.

What We Take for Granted:  The Out-of-Class Experiences of College Students.  Research Presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN, October 30, 1992.

Community College Research Issues.  Presentation, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN, October 29, 1992.

Chicanos in Higher Education.  Presentation, Conference of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Sociales, University of California, Berkeley, CA, July 4, 1992.

Diversity in Community Colleges.  Presentation, Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, IL, April 7, 1992.

C. Workshops & Institutes

Student Success Institute —Coordinator (2008-2016), American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

Sentipensante Pedagogy.  Garrison Institute, November 2012.

Core Commitments Project.  Taking Seriously the Perspectives of Others.  AAC&U.  October 13, 2008.

New Agreements for Diversity as Transformational Work.  University of Virginia, February 8, 2006.

Realizing Engaging Classroom Environments. Canada College, Redwood City, CA, November 4, 2005.

Toward a New Vision of Working with Diverse Students: New Agreements for Student Affairs Professionals.  Iowa State Personnel Association Annual Conference, October 10, 2005.

The Next Generation of Transformational Work:  Recasting Agreements for Teaching and Learning.  Workshop for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Nashville, TN, October 21, 2004.

Authentic Teaching and Learning:  Engaging the Heart and Intellect in the Classroom Workshop, Association of American Colleges and Universities Spirituality and Learning Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2002.

Creating Validating Holistic Teaching and Learning Environments Workshop, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, February 15, 2002.

Teaching with Mind/Heart Workshop, El Camino College, Torrance, CA, February 7, 2002.

Non-Traditional Student Retention Workshop, New Mexico Higher Education Commission, February, 2001.

Diversity in the Curriculum.  CSULB Faculty Panel, Multicultural Workshop, Faculty-Teaching-Faculty About Diversity Series.  October, 1999.

Learning By Heart:  A Retreat Focusing on Spirituality and Higher Education.  Pre-Conference Workshop, Educating All of One Nation Conference, American Council on Higher Education, Albuquerque, NM, October 28, 1999.

Creating Validating In- and Out-of-Class Learning Environments.  Invited Presentation, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, October 22, 1999.

Diversity in the Curriculum.  CSU-Long Beach Faculty Panel, Multicultural Workshop, Faculty-Teaching-Faculty About Diversity Series, October 20, 1999.

Reclaiming the Heart in Teacher Education, Presentation, CSU-Long Beach Teacher Education Program faculty, August 26, 1999.

Strategic Planning Workshop. College of Education, California State University, Long Beach, August 25, 1999.

Assessment in the Ford Foundation’s Urban Partnership Program.  Workshop Presentation, Leadership Institute, Alianza Metropolitana de San Juan Para La Educacion, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, May 31, 1998.

Facilitating the Transition to College for Non-Traditional Students. NASP Annual Fall Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR, November 17, 1997.

Assessment Workshop.  Annual National Conference, Ford Foundation’s National Center for Urban Partnerships, Phoenix, AZ, October 23, 1997.

Assessment Workshop.  Annual National Conference, Ford Foundation’s National Center for Urban Partnerships, Minneapolis, MN, October 10, 1996.

Diversity in America.  Workshop, Delegation of Indonesians, Arizona State University, August 22, 1996.

Facilitating The Transition to College for Culturally Diverse Students.  Invited Workshop, Annual Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, IL, March 20, 1996.

Engaging the New Learner In and Out of the Classroom.  Invited Workshop Presentation, Student Development in Higher Education Institute, California State University, Long Beach, CA, October 27, 1995.

The Urban Partnership Project Evaluation.  Directed a workshop for evaluation staff of 16 cities in the Ford Foundation Urban Partnerships Project, Miami, FL, December 10-12, 1993.

Educating Culturally Diverse Students in Community Colleges.  Invited Presentation, North Carolina Community College Leadership Institute, July 16, 1992.

 

EDITORIAL WORK


2011-2016

Editor and Founder, PERSPECTIVAS, a policy brief series sponsored by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, ETS and the UTSA Center for Research and Policy in Education

2015-Present

Editorial Advisory Board, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS

2009-2015

Advisory Board, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice, NASPA

2011-Present

Editorial Advisory Board, The National Teaching and Learning Forum

2011-Present

Editorial Board, Religion and Education 

1993-Present

Associate Editor, The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburgh, VA.

2011

Guest Editor, Enrollment Management Journal 

2011

Editorial Reviewer, Southwest Teaching and Learning Journal

2008-2011

Editorial Board, Enrollment Management Journal.  Sponsored by TG.

2006-2009

Lead Editor, ASHE/Lumina Policy Briefs and Critical Essays, in collaboration with ASHE, the Lumina Foundation, and Michigan State University

2006-2010

Editor and Faculty Sponsor, Educational Policy and Practice Perspectives (EP3), published by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University

2006-2009

Editorial Board, NASPA Journal, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

2007

Editorial Advisory Board, ASHE Reader on College and University Curriculum 

2005-2008

Local Editorial Advisory Board, NWSA Journal, official publication of the National Women’s Studies Association.

2005-2010

Advisory Board.  The Handbook of Latinos and Education: Research, Theory and practice

2005-2010

Resource Advisory Group.  On Campus with Women, Published by AACU

2004-2005

Editorial Advisory Board, ASHE Reader on Community Colleges.

2004-2008

Editorial Board Member, The Review of Higher Education, ASHE

2004

Guest Editor.  Special issue on access to college.  The Review of Higher Education.

2004-2006

Editorial Board Member, Educational Researcher, AERA

2001-2009

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Latino Education, CSU-Fullerton.

1995-2008

Editorial Board. Chicana/Latina Studies.  The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras Y Cambio Social, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

1995-2004

Board of Contributing Editors, About Campus. Jossey-Bass, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

2001-2002

Editorial Advisory Board, ASHE Reader on the College Curriculum.

2001-2002

Editorial Advisory Board, ASHE Reader on Community College.

1991-2002

Editorial Board Member, National Teaching and Learning Forum. Washington, DC: ERIC Clearninghouse on Higher Education.

2001

Editorial Advisory Board, ASHE Reader on Evaluation.

2000

Publications Committee Member, Association for the Study of Higher Education.

1996

Feature Editor, About Campus, November/December 1996 issue.

1991-95

Editorial Board Member, Community College Review. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

1990-95

Editorial Board Member, Planning for Higher Education. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Reader on Community Colleges, Association for The Study of Higher Education.

1993-94

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Qualitative Research In Higher Education Reader, Association for The Study of Higher Education.

1988-91

Associate Editor, Community College Review.  North Carolina State University.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS


American Educational Research Association

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Mind and Life Institute

Association for the Study of Higher Education

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) (2005-12)

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Sociales

 

AWARDS, HONORS & DISTINCTIONS


2018

Archives at Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas-Austin

2015

Fellow, Mind and Life Institute

2014

Selected to deliver Terry Piper Distinguished Lecture. California State University-Northridge

2013

Named Among Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas, Texas Diversity Council

2012

Distinguished Graduate—Outstanding Former Student, San Antonio College, Texas

2012

Distinguished Research on Latinos and Underrepresented Students, University of Southern California Higher Education Program

2012

UTSA Top Tier Campaign Faculty

2010

Millie Garcia Exemplary Scholar Award, ASHE Committee on Ethnic Participation

2008

Inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

2007

Outstanding Faculty Award, Latino Knowledge Community, NASPA

2007

Distinguished Advocate of the Center for Formation in Higher Education, Richland College, Dallas, Texas

2006

Distinguished Service Award, ASHE

2006

Rossmann Manatt Award, Iowa State University

2004

Senior Scholar Award.  American College Personnel Association.

2004

Student Retention Research Award.  California State University Dominguez Hills

Laura I. Rendon/Chicano Faculty Association Scholarship, Arizona State University

2003

Appreciation Award for Chairing the Ad Hoc ASHE Elections Enhancement Committee.

2000

Appreciation Award for Leadership as a Member of the Board of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

2000

Appreciation Award for Leadership as Chair of the 1999-2000 Nominations Committee, Association for the Study of Higher Education.

2000

Outstanding Leadership Award, Committee on Ethnic Participation, Association for the Study of Higher Education.

2000

Tiger Legend.  Outstanding Graduate of Martin High School, Laredo, Texas.

1998

Fetzer Institute Fellowship

1995

Outstanding Faculty Award, AAHHE Hispanic Caucus

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE


Reading, writing, and speaking fluency in Spanish.

Updated Summer 2018*

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