Professor and Associate Director for Research/Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1999; M.A. University of California Los Angeles, 1994; B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1993
Gerardo R. Lopez's research interests surround issues of parent involvement, migrant education, and school/community relations. His research focuses primarily on communities of color, particularly Latina/o populations and their school experiences. His work has been published in Educational Administration Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of School Public Relations, and International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, among other scholarly outlets. His recent co-authored book, Persistent inequality: Contemporary realities in the education of undocumented Latina/o students (Routledge, 2010) utilizes LatCrit and Critical Race Theory to examine the educational challenges faced by this particular population.
Prior to coming to Loyola, Dr. Lopez was Associate Professor at Indiana University and served on the executive committee of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).