Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
420 Erickson Hall
Gerardo R. Lopez is a professor the Department of Educational Administration. His research interests are in parent involvement, school-community relations, immigrant education and issues of diversity/difference within educational policy. Prior to arriving at MSU, he served on the faculty at the University of Utah, Indiana University, University of Missouri and Loyola University-New Orleans. He is the current editor of Educational Administration Quarterly. In addition to his scholarly record, Dr. Lopez has an excellent record of local and national service, having served on the Executive Committee of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), as well as numerous ad-hoc committees within the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). He has also served as an expert witness in federal civil rights cases involving English Language Learners and newcomer/undocumented Latino students.