Julian Vasquez Heilig
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Eureka Hall 318A
Joined Faculty: September 2014
Quote of Personal Interest
"Connect enthusiastically. Give relentlessly. And lead bravely. Do that, and the future is yours!" – Ted Coine
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.
In addition to educational accomplishments, Julian Vasquez Heilig has held a variety of research and practitioner positions in organizations from Boston to Beijing. These experiences have provided formative professional perspectives to bridge research, theory, and practice.
His current research includes quantitatively and qualitatively examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms and market reforms impact urban minority students. Julian's research interests also include issues of access, diversity, and equity in higher education.
His work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, USAToday, Education Week, Huffington Post and other print and electronic media outlets. He has also appeared on local and national radio and TV including PBS, NBC, NBCLatino, NPR, Univision, Al Jazeera and MSNBC.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy Analysis and a Masters in Sociology from Stanford University. He also holds a Masters of Higher Education and a Bachelor's of History and Psychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Areas Research/Scholarly Activity
His current research includes quantitatively and qualitatively examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms and market reforms impact urban minority students. Julian’s research interests also include issues of access, diversity, and equity in higher education.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Graduate School of Education Ph.D. Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, 2006
School of Humanities and Sciences M.A. Sociology, 2004
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
School of Education M.A. Higher Education, 1999
College of Literature, Science & Arts B.A. History and Psychology, 1997
Professional Awards or Commendations
2015 The Progressive Magazine Education Fellow
2014 University Council for Educational Administration Distinguished Service Award
2014 National Education Association Foundation Global Learning Fellow
2014 Institute for Urban Policy and Research & Analysis Fellow
2013 Sid W. Richardson Regents Fellow
2013 Emerald Literati Award for Excellence Highly Commended Paper
2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Invitee
2013 National Education Policy Center Fellow
2013 Journal of Educational Administration A. Ross Thomas Highly Commended Paper
2013 Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis Faculty Fellowship
2011-2012 University of Texas Diversity & Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship
2011 University Council for Educational Administration Jack Culbertson Early Career Award
2010 University of Texas John L. Warfield Faculty Teaching Award
2009 University of Texas Co-op Hamilton Award for Best Research Paper
2007, 2008 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Young Researchers Invitee
2006 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, declined
2005 David L. Clark Education Administration and Policy Research Award
2004 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
2003 U.S. Department of Education Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar, declined
2001-2004 Stanford University Andrea Neves Fellowship
1999 American Association of Higher Education Hispanic Caucus Fellowship
1997-1998 University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship
1997 University of Michigan cum laude
1996 National Institutes of Health Fogarty Fellowship
1995 Committee on Institutional Cooperation Fellowship
He blogs at Cloaking Inequity, consistently rated one of the top 50 education websites in the world by Teach100. Follow him on Twitter @ProfessorJVH.
Last updated: 30 November 2015
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