Position title: Comparative International Education and Global Studies
Anthony Hernandez is a doctoral student with an abiding passion for improving educational opportunities for Latinx students. His dissertation work examines leadership at open access, two-year Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI). He used a comparative case study approach employing mixed methods to compare HSIs in multiple states. In 2019, he was awarded a prestigious National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Research Development Award (RDA) for his dissertation on leadership at HSIs. At UW–Madison, Anthony has obtained extensive quantitative and qualitative research methods training. While working for three years at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a highly regarded think tank studying college affordability, Anthony coordinated two national studies that examined material hardship in more than 100 community colleges. Those mixed-methods studies, covered in various media outlets including the New York Times and National Public Radio, have raised national awareness about this important issue.