Previous Participants

2016

SERP Participant: Cynthia Romero (Erica Turner)
Title: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: Do Latinx Students have a Sense of Belonging?

SERP Participant: Hong Bui (David Shaffer)
Title: Integration of Assessment Tools for Student Feedback in Virtual Internships

SERP Participant: Enya Granados (Melissa Braaten and John Rudolph)
Title: Ways of Incorporating Social Justice in Science Education

SERP Participant: Cynthia DeMunbrun (Kimber Wilkerson)
Title: Preservice Teacher Experiences in Teacher Education Programs

SERP Participant: Rynisha Streeter (Carl Grant)
Title: Kindergarten Student Crisis: How to Implement Play into Curriculum

2015  

SERP Participant: Stephanie Alvarez (Kimber Wilkerson)
Title: Challenging Current Stigmas in the School Systems: Teachers' Perceptions on Alternative Schools

SERP Participant: Veronica Franco (Alberta M. Gloria)
Title: Alianza Familiar: Validation of the “Academic Family” Measure with Latina/o Undergraduates

SERP Participant: Jamelia Harris (Gloria Ladson- Billings)
Title: The Concrete Roses: An Intersectional Analysis of Black Girls Unique Challenges and Vulnerabilities in the School-To-Prison Nexus

SERP Participant: Marvin Gutierrez (Gloria Ladson- Billings)
Title: Hip Hop: An Academic Motivator for Urban Teens of Color

SERP Participant: Yalanda Lawson (Aydin Bal)
Title: An Academic State of Emergency: Examining the Underrepresentation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

SERP Participant: Kailea Saplan (Erica Rosenfeld Halverson)
Title: An Aristotelian Perspective: Tracing Learning Models Back To Their Root

2014

SERP Participant: Yasmin Rodriguez (Peter Goff)
Title: Privilege-base and Equity-base Sorting: Examining Teachers and Students Assignment Practices

SERP Participant: Mary Johnson (Bianca Baldridge)
Title: Examining the Links Between Academic Self-Efficacy and Educational Aspirations for High School Minority Students in Pre-College Programs

SERP Participant: Melanie Kirkwood (Gloria Ladson-Billings)
Title: An Exploration of Strength and Resilience in the 21st Century Black Female Protagonist in Young Adult Literature

2013  

SERP Participant: Amber Brown (Kimber Wilkerson)
Title: Who are Those Kids?: What are the Lines Between an Adequate Education and an Equal Education?

SERP Participant: Max Roy (Bill Schrage)
Title: Childhood Obesity and Socioeconomic Status: A Global Perspective

SERP Participant: Janelle Perez (Gloria Ladson-Billings & Mariana Pacheco)
Title: An Investigation on the Models of Bilingual Education: What Programs are English Language Learners Benefitting From? 

SERP Participant: Precious Holmes (Gloria Ladson-Billings)
Title: The Courage to Lead: A Comparison Between Instructional Leadership in High and Low Performing Minority Public Elementary Schools

SERP Participant: Dianna Pinduisaca (Steven Quintana)
Title: Guatemalan Children's Developmental Understanding of Disability Inclusion in School 

SERP Participant: Mary Dueñas (Alberta Gloria)
Title: Describiendo los Exitos de Estudiantes Universitarios: A Scale Identifiying their Daily, Weekly and Monthly Educational Successes

SERP Participant: Mao Lee (Mariana Pacheco)
Title: Thinking Beyond English-Only: Exploring Collaborative Translations Among Bilingual Children and Youth 

2012

SERP Participant: Gwendolyn Baxley (John Witte)
Title: Chartering a New Direction for ELL students: The Impact of Charter Schools on ELL Achievement

SERP Participant: Alexandria Timoll (Michael Fultz)
Title: The Children who are Left Behind: A Literature Review on the Effects of After-School Programs on Low-Income Students and Students of Color

SERP Participant: Juan Del Toro (Stephen Quintana)
Title: Social Justice Perspective-talking: A Conceptual Model and Initial Scale Development: A Pilot Study

SERP Participant: Kesha Berg (Beth Graue)
Title: Keeping 4-Year Old Kindergarten Local: How Wisconsin State Policies Shape Early Childhood Education

SERP Participant: Estefania Lopez (Stacey Lee)
Title: Undocumented Asian Pacific Islanders in High Education: A Pilot Study

SERP Participant: Maame Adomako (Brad Brown and Amy Bellmore)
Title: Approaching the Quarter Life: Examining Predictors of Satisfaction Among College Students on a Predominately White Campus

2011

SERP Participant: Pedro Ruezga (Carmen Valdez)
Title: Latina/o Families Immigration Histories, Acculturative Stress, and Intergenerational Patterns of Conflict

SERP Participant: Esmeralda Hernandez (Michael Fultz and Dr. Stacy Lee)
Title: A Review of Literature of Upward Bound as a College Access Program that seeks to Increase Access to Higher Education

SERP Participant: Dominique Clayton (Gloria Ladson-Billings)
Title: What Does Race Have to Do With It? A Geneological Exploration of the Conception of Standard English and its Effects on the legitimacy of African American Vernacular English in the Classroom 

SERP Participant: Melissa Munoz (Carmen Valdez)
Title: La Fuerz de Hermanidad (The Strength of Sibling Relationships): Coping with Maternal Clinical Depression through Latino Sibling Relationships

2010

SERP Participant: Pedro Ruezga
Mentor: Dr. Carmen Valdez
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Esmeralda Hernandez
Mentor: Dr. Michael Fultz and Dr. Stacy Lee
Department: Education Policy Studies

SERP Participant: Dominique Clayton
Mentor:  Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
Department:  Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Melissa Munoz
Mentor: Dr. Carmen Valdez
Department:  Counseling Psychology

2009

SERP Participant: Stephanie Olarte
Mentor: Dr. Steven Quintana
Department: Education Psychology
 

SERP Participant: Kevin Henry
Mentor: Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
Department:  Curriculum and Instruction

SERP Participant: Tangela Roberts
Mentor:  Dr. William Hoyt
Department:  Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Nick Frost
Mentor:  Dr. Bruce Wampold
Department:  Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Bianca Barrios
Mentor:  Dr. Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

2008

SERP Participant: Kailey Spencer
Research Interest: The Importance of Religion in Public School Curriculum and Multicultural Education
Mentor: Professor Carl Grant
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
 

SERP Participant: Jennifer Jones
Research Interest: The Effects of Retention on African American Students
Mentor: Professor Carl Grant
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participants: DeAna McCusky
Research Interest: Key Characteristics Promoting more Opportunity for a Successful Transition from High School to College for Latino Youth
Mentor: Professor Michael Fultz
Department: Education Policy Studies
 
SERP Participant: Leyno Vo
Research Interest: Psychosocialcultural Factors Influencing Chinese American Undergraduates' Alcohol Consumption Patters
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

2007

SERP Participant: Adisa Anderson
Research Interest: Latina/o High School Students: A Psychosociocultural Perspective
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology
 

SERP Participant: Melissa Rico
Research Interest: The Validity of the Beck Depression Inventory, the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, and the Self-Report Depression Scale for Latina/o College Students
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Purnima Davis
Research Interest: How Does African American Parents' Socioeconomic Status Affect Their Involvement in Public Schools?
Mentor: Professor Carl Grant
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Sheilamae Reyes
Research Interest: Tracking Proposition 187 in the News: A Quantitative Keyword Analysis
Mentor: Professor Pamela Oliver
Department: Sociology

2006

SERP Participant: Mathew Gaydos
Research Interest: Intelligent Educational Games
Mentors: Professor James Gee and Professor Kurt Squire
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
 

SERP Participant: Marlen Kanagui
Research Interest: Effects of Pyschosociocultural Constructs on Latina/o in College Adjustments
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Cynthia Medina
Research Interest: Effects of Pyschosociocultural Constructs on Latina/o and Asian-American Undergraduate Students' Life and College Satisfaction
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

2005  

SERP Participant: Heather Catherwood
Research Interest: Making Friends and Influencing People: A Study of the Same/Cross Culture Competence of Middle School Students as Perceived by their Peers and Through Self-Report between Racial and Ethnic Minorities and White Students
Mentor: Professor Stephen Quintana
Department: Counseling Psychology
 

SERP Participant: Rosalilia Mendoza
Research Interest: Latina Undergraduates' Attitudes and Values Toward Counseling
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Catherine Hsieh
Research Interest: College Adjustment of Asian Student Groups: A Psycho Sociocultural Approach
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Shante Lewis
Research Interest: Tracking and its influences on the self-esteem and achievement of African American adolescents
Mentor: Professor Michael Fultz and Professor Mary Metz
Department: Educational Policy Studies

2004  

SERP Participant: Carolina Nunez
Research Interest: Mexican American Depression: The Effects of Maternal Depression on Adolescent Resilience
Mentor: Professor Hardin Coleman
Department: Counseling Psychology
 

SERP Participant: Robert Robinson
Research Interest: New Reflection: Black Literature and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Secondary School Classrooms
Mentor: Professor Tom Popkewitz
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Karla Manning
Research Interest: A Look at Multiculturalism in Secondary English Textbooks: A Focus on the Representation of Gender and Race
Mentor: Professor Carl Grant
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Darius Sanchez
Research Interest: The Black-White Academic Achievement Gap: What is it? and What are We Doing About It?
Mentor: Professor Jim Stewart
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Karina Ramos
Research Interest: A Review of the Literature of the Relation between Self-Efficacy and Academic Achievement: How Student, Teacher and Collective Efficacy Influence Student Academic
Mentor: Professor Alberto Cabrera
Department: Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

SERP Participant: Fernando Rodriguez
Research Interest: Trends in College Admission and Access: The Internet and Its Impact on African American and Latino Students
Mentor: Professor Michael Fultz
Department: Educational Policy Studies

2003

SERP Participant: Maria Garcia
Research Interest: An Overview of Issues Concerning the Latino Pursuit of Higher Education
Mentor: Professor Michael Fultz
Department: Educational Policy Studies
 

SERP Participant: Timothy Jones
Research Interest: New Kid on the Block: Desegregation Policies, Meet Immersion Schools: An Examination of Current School Desegregation Practices and Immersion Schools in Hope of Finding Quality Education
Mentor: Professor Michael Olneck
Department: Educational Policy Studies

SERP Participant: Arlene Carrasco
Research Interest: Hawaiian Ethnic Identity: What It Means to be Hawaiian to Native Hawaiian Children
Mentor: Professor Stephen Quintana
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Doriane Besson
Research Interest: Hawaiians and Haoles: Ethnic Identity and the Perception of Whites Among Hawaiian Children
Mentor: Professor Stephen Quintana
Department: Counseling Psychology

2002

SERP Participant: Young Park
Research Interest: Help-Seeking Attitudes of Korean American Undergraduates: An Examination of Asian Values and Cultural Fit
Mentor: Professor Alberta Gloria
Department: Counseling Psychology

SERP Participant: Jacinta Wallace
Research Interest: "Even Further Back Than That:" A Historical Perspective on the Success and Failure of Young African American Children
Mentor: Professor Beth Graue
Department: Curriculum & Instruction

SERP Participant: Erin Pederson
Research Interest: Factors Affecting the Science Achievement Gap Among Latino Students
Mentor: Professor Jacob Stampen
Department: Education Leadership & Policy Analysis

SERP Participant: Sophia Ward
Research Interest: An Investigation of the Disproportionate Placement of African Americans in Special Education
Mentor: Professor Michael Fultz
Department: Educational Policy Studies

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