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Rebecca Perdomo

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PhD, 2019

Rebecca Perdomo is a Research Professional for UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In this role she works on projects for various organizations and government entities, such as Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning.

As a consultant, Perdomo has written reports, created dashboards, conducted quantitative and qualitative research, and served as a content editor for the University of Georgia's (UGA) Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Rutgers' Center for MSIs, the Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice<, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Leve All, and eSource Technologies. Perdomo uses predominately quantitative methods to address equity in education with a focus on Hispanic Serving Institutions, funding, and marginalized students. She also focuses issues such as equity in faculty hiring, and immigrant and migrant student policy.

Using her research to inform policy, she previously served as HACU's Director of Policy Analysis, where she engaged with stakeholders and used her research to advocate on behalf of Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve. Forbes Magazine recognized the HSI dashboard she created in 2021 for its innovative approach to making HSI information accessible to students, parents, and policymakers.

Perdomo has presented her research for the Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE),the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Cambio de Colores, the Southern Sociological Society and for American Institutes for Research (AIR), and guest lectured at the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, and Wayne State.

Perdomo's background is in philosophy (BA, University of Central Florida '15) and sociology (BA, UCF '15; MA, UGA 17) and her PhD is in Higher Education Policy and Administration from UGA '19.


News Featuring Rebecca Perdomo

Rebecca Perdomo (PhD 2019) co-authored a research report on student financial outcomes among Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with Robert Nathenson, Marybeth Gasman, Marvin Johnson, Doug Franklin, and Pearl Lo. The report, “Generational Jumps? How HSIs…

by Mary Harrison

Marybeth Gasman and Rebecca Perdomo (PhD, 2019) authored a report, Achieving Equity: A Toolkit for Racially Inclusive Faculty Hiring, aimed at improving hiring processes within higher education institutions.

by Mary Harrison

Rebecca Perdomo (PhD, 2019) and Rodrigo Guajardo (PhD student) released a report titled, "Caring or Capitalizing: How HSIs Leverage Title V Funds" through the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice at the…

Rebecca Perdomo (PhD 2019) is featured in Forbes (August 16, 2021) "What Do We Know About Hispanic Serving Institutions?"

Perdomo and colleagues at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Schools (HACU) launched a Hispanic-Serving…

Rebeca Perdomo (PhD 2019) is the director of policy analysis and information at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

In addition to the large group of IHE faculty and students who presented papers at the AERA conference in Toronto (April 5-8), Noble Jones (PhD 2018) received the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from AERA's Division J, and Associate Professor Tim Cain…

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