Sylvia Hurtado Biography

Sylvia HurtadoDr. Hurtado is Professor of Education and served as Director of the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, which assists campuses in using student and faculty data to improve their institutions. Hurtado has published over 150 articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, STEM education, and diversity in higher education. She is past-President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and served on the Board of Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs Division, of the National Research Council. Hurtado is PI of several national research projects, including a longitudinal assessment of students aspiring for STEM careers and case studies of institutional support for interventions. She served on several NRC/NASEM study committees for the following reports:  Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation Academia (2011), Barriers and Opportunities In Completing 2- and 4-Year STEM Degrees (2016), and Supporting Students’ College Success (2017), which have an emphasis on STEM. She is also currently co-investigator for the Coordination and Evaluation Center, NIH-funded Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) that represents a national effort to increase underrepresented groups at all career stages in the biomedical sciences.