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Ruth M. López

University of Houston

Ruth M. López is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Houston. Previously, she was a Senior Research Associate in Research & Policy at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. She also served as a program coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Colorado Diversity Initiative, where she coordinated a summer undergraduate STEM research program for underrepresented students from all over the country. She earned her PhD in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also received a graduate certificate in Comparative Ethnic Studies. Her research interests include the educational experiences of students of color; the education of undocumented students; and issues of access, equity, and diversity at all levels of education.