Jason Irizarry

Interim Dean and Professor


Areas of Expertise:

Irizarry’s research interests include urban teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention with an emphasis on increasing the number of teachers of color, culturally responsive pedagogy, youth participatory action research, and Latino/a students in U.S. schools.

Biography:

Jason G. Irizarry is interim dean of the Neag School, a professor, and a faculty associate in El Instituto: Institute for Latina/a, Caribbean and Latin American Studies. He most recently served as associate dean for academic affairs of the Neag School. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, culturally responsive curriculum development, participatory action research, and urban education. A central focus of his work involves promoting the academic achievement of youth in urban schools by addressing issues associated with educator preparation. His first book, The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts, was awarded the Phillip C. Chin Book Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is also the co-editor of Diaspora Studies in Education: Toward a Framework for Understanding the Experiences of Transnational Communities. Irizarry has an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Authored Books:

Irizarry, J.G. (2011). The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishing.

Edited Books:

Rolón-Dow, R. & Irizarry, J.G.  (Eds.). (2014). Diaspora Studies in Education: Toward a Framework for Understanding the Experiences of Transnational  Communities. New York: Peter Lang.

Guest Editorships:

Nieto, S., Rivera, M. Quinones, S. & Irizarry, J.G. (2012). Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal, 6(3).

Kleyn, T. & Irizarry, J.G. (2011). Special Issue on Immigration and Education. The New Educator7(1).

Academic Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed):

Irizarry, J.G. & Raible, J. (2014). “A hidden part of me:” Latino/a students, silencing, and the epidermalization of inferiority. Equity & Excellence in Education 47(4), 430-444.

Irizarry, J.G. & Antrop-González, R. (2014). RicanStructing the discourse and promoting school success: Extending a theory of CRP to DiaspoRicans. In Darder, A. & Torres, R.D. (Eds.) Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader. New York: Routledge, 243-260.

Irizarry, J.G. & Welton, A. J. (2014). Latino/a youth researchers as teacher educators: Implications for teaching and learning in urban schools. In Milner, H.& Lomotey, K. (Eds). Handbook of Urban Education. Urban Education. New York: Routledge, 239-255.

Jason Irizarry
Contact Information
Emailjason.irizarry@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 1241
Mailing AddressU-3064
Office LocationGentry 342E