Academic Info

Research Interests
•Critically examining higher education policy and how they shape the ability to address racial disparities on campus
•Conducting implementation research that explores how reform efforts are implemented to improve the experiences and outcomes for racially minoritized students
•Identifying the characteristics of individual actors and organizational conditions that facilitate race-conscious implementation to benefit racially minoritized, first-generation, and underserved student populations

Current Position
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University

Summer 2018

Select Publications

Ching, C. D., Felix, E. R., Fernandez Castro, & Trinidad, A. (2018). Achieving racial equity from the bottom up?: The student equity policy in the California community colleges. Education Policy, 1-45.

Felix, E. R. (2018) Using ethnography to understanding the transfer process and the impact of policy reform in community college. Berkeley Review of Education, 7(2).

Felix, E. R., & Castro, M. F. (2018). Planning as strategy for improving Black and Latinx student equity: Lessons from nine community colleges. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 26(56), 1-34.

Felix, E. R., Trinidad, A., Ching, C. D., & Bensimon, E. M. (2018). California’s student equity plans policy: An unexploited opportunity among Hispanic-serving community colleges. In A. G. de los Santos Jr., G. F. Keller, R. Tannenbaum, & A. Acereda (Eds.), Moving Forward: Policies, Planning, and Promoting Access of Hispanic College Students, (pp. 75-94). Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press.

Felix, E. R., & Trinidad, A. (2017) Fulfilling the transfer mission at an urban technical college: How a transfer center mediates baccalaureate aspirations for students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Harris III, F., Felix, E. R., Bensimon, E. M., Wood, J. L., Mercado, A., Monge, O. & Falcon, V. (2017). Supporting men of color in community colleges: An examination of promising practices and California student equity plans. San Francisco, CA: College Futures Foundation.

Felix, E. R., & Bensimon, E. M. (2016). Hispanic-serving institutions. In K. Lomotey (Ed.), People of Color in the United States Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration, Volume I: Education: K-12 and Higher Education. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Felix, E. R., Bensimon, E. M., Hanson, D., Gray, J., & Klingsmith, L. (2015). Developing agency for equity-minded change. In E. L. Castro (Ed.), Equity in Practice: Critical Inquiry in Community College Contexts. Special volume for New Directions for Community Colleges. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Felix, E. R., & Belmal, E. C. (2013). Advising LGBTQ students through the college admissions process. Charlotte, NC: Campus Pride.

Weiner, L., Bresciani, M.J., Oyler, J., & Felix, E. (2011). Developing and implementing professional standards for student affairs practitioners. Journal of Student Affairs, 20, p. 86-93.

Media Archives
The links below take you directly to media archives for which I appear.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | December 11, 2014 |
Noguera: Policymakers Ignoring Poverty as Key Barrier to Educational Achievement

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | April 16, 2014 |
Excelencia in Education Report Reveals Latino College Completion Strides and Struggles

Yahoo News | June 21, 2013 |
As court prepares affirmative-action decision, softer standards for men go unnoticed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | June 3, 2013  |
Hispanic-Serving Institution Tally Increases 14.5 Percent

College Week Live | May 1, 2013  |
University of San Diego Case-study

Inside USD | April 5, 2013|
Event to Connect USD, American Indian Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 16, 2012  |
College Counseling, Rebooted

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 14, 2012|
High-Tech College Counseling

Admissions Live | January 24, 2012|
Missing Men: Addressing the College Gender Gap

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