Augustina Reyes
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Augustina H. Reyes is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on urban educational leadership in environments with diverse populations, particularly school finance and policy; school leadership in one race schools; and zero tolerance discipline policies.  She has published in several law journals, including: St. John’s School of Law Journal of Legal Commentary; Fordham Urban Law Journal; Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Her research in school leadership has been published in the Journal of Education Finance and Education and Urban Society.  She has published several chapters, including The Criminalization of Youth School Discipline in the Handbook of Research on the Social Foundations of Education; and The Right to an Education for Homeless Students: The Children of Katrina in Children, Law, and Disasters: What Have We Learned From the Hurricanes of 2005? Her book, Discipline, Achievement, and Race: Is Zero Tolerance the Answer? (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) is cited by legal and education scholars. She has been active in the National Commission for Children and Disaster and AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education (2013-2016). In 2007, she received the Harvard GSE Alumni of Color Award, presented by Harvard GSE Alumni. In 2007, the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Dr. Reyes with the Sor Juana Women of Achievement Award.

Dr. Reyes served the Hispanic Research Issues SIG as the program chair. This year the Hispanic Research Issues SIG received an increase in paper sessions, roundtables, and posters.