Marcela Cuellar

2017 Hellman Fellow

Assistant Professor, Education
UC Davis

Project Title: Examining the baccalaureate origins of Latina/o doctorate recipients and their pathway into the professoriate

Project Description:

The number of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSis) has grown over the last 20 years as Latina/o postsecondary enrollments have increased. Despite the growth of HSls, gaps in Latina/o degree attainment across the educational pipeline persist. These gaps are especially pronounced at the doctoral level and faculty ranks. To further advance social and economic equity among Latina/os, expanding access to the doctorate and faculty positions is vital. Using restricted national data, this quantitative study aims to examine how HSis contribute to the doctoral production of Latina/os.  Further, the study explores influential factors on becoming faculty members among Latina/o doctorate earners.