Edgar Fidel Lopez is a Ph.D. student in the Urban Education Policy program at the USC Rossier School of Education and Research Associate at the Pullias Center for Higher Education. His research interests center on (1) investigating the various layers of structural inequality on first-generation/low-income college students, (2) exploring faculty-student mentoring relationships, and (4) identifying how institutions can better implement equitable practices to support students of color.
He obtained two Bachelor’s degrees and completed a minor in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then completed his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, he worked as a Site Coordinator for Project Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (MALES) and as the Program Coordinator for the College Assistance Migrant Program at St. Edward’s University. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, then in Inglewood, California. He is a 2012 Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient.
Rossier Ph.D. Profile
University of Southern California (USC) [CURRENT]
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Education Policy
University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin)
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership & Policy
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science & Chicana/o Studies
Lopez, E. F. (2021). 6 Ways Faculty Can Support Grad Students. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2021/04/15/why-and-how-faculty-should-support-grad-students-mitigate-pandemics-impact-opinion
Dizon, J. P., Salazar, M., Yucel, E., & Lopez, E. F. (2020). Campus Policing: A Guide for Higher Education Leaders. University of Southern California – Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education. Retrieved from https://pullias.usc.edu/download/campus-policing-report/