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The Importance of Having US Latino Courses Taught in Higher Education


Panelists Dr. Emmet E. Campos, Rodrigo Aguayo (University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Marianna Pacheco (UW Madison), and Dr. Damira Grady (UW Oshkosh) will discuss the significance of teaching US Latino courses at UWO and how can faculty assist in teaching and promoting US Latino courses at UWO


  • Dr. Emmet E. Campos directs Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (Project MALES) and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color at the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Dr. Campos serves as the chief operations officer for all Project MALES and Consortium activities and is responsible for communications and engagement with key partners.

  • Rodrigo Aguayo is the Program Coordinator for the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) Student Mentoring Program, a program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Austin with Austin-area high school and middle school male students. He earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Texas State University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he is a second-year doctoral student in the Program of Higher Education Leadership and Policy at University of Texas at Austin.  

  • Dr. Mariana Pacheco focuses on meaningful opportunities for bi/multilingual and English Learner students to use their full linguistic resources for literacy learning and self-determination. Also, Dr. Pacheco, employs ethnographic and anthropological methods to understand sociopolitical and sociocultural processes related to language, teaching, learning, and curriculum. Her work contributes to theorizations and empirical knowledge of policies, programs, pedagogies, and practices that amplify what ‘counts’ as knowledge and that enhance bi/multilingual students’ academic potential through asset-based and strength-based educational practices, particularly for Chican@/Latin@ students at the University of Wisconsin Madison 

  • Dr. Damira Grady is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Dr. Grady leads the development of student programs and support services in the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence. Through this work, Dr. Grady is committed to engaging in purposeful learning and dialogue, shared leadership, and action that serves to ensure a sense of community and belonging for all students at UWO.

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