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William Perez Ph.D  

William Perez is an Associate Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University.

William Perez is an Associate Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on immigrant students, as well as the academic achievement and Latino higher education access. Before joining CGU, he worked at various research institutes including the RAND Corporation, the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. His research on undocumented students has been published in various academic journals including The Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, The Journal of College Admissions, The Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and New Directions for Student Services.

Professor Perez is also the author of the acclaimed book, We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream (Stylus Publishing, 2009), which was awarded the 2009 Mildred Garcia Prize for Excellence in Research by the Association for the Study of Higher Education. In its first week of publication, We ARE Americans was selected as the "pick of the week" by Publishers Weekly. In addition, the book has received very positive reviews in other academic review outlets including The Library Journal, Diversity and Democracy, Choice Magazine, Fellowship Magazine, Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, The National Academic Advising (NACADA) Journal, and Latino Studies Journal.


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Latino/Hispanic Student Education Policy

Immigrant students

Latinos/Hispanic education

English Language Learners

Latino/Hispanic Higher Education Access

Undocumented Students

Migrant Students

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