Julian Vasquez Heilig, Education Policy Researcher. September 2015
Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. In addition to his educational work, he has held a variety of research and practitioner positions in organizations from Boston to Beijing. These experiences have provided formative professional perspectives to bridge research, theory, and practice. His current research includes quantitatively and qualitatively examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms and market reforms impact urban minority students. Heilig’s research interests also include issues of access, diversity, and equity in higher education. He blogs at Cloaking Inequity, and tweets @ProfessorJVH.
While at the IAS, Heilig gave a talk entitled Education Reform: What instead? Community-Based Education Policy as the Alternative to Top-Down, Private Control. He also blogged about this interview.