AAHHE: American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, inc.

Scholarly Papers

AAHHE each year commissions scholarly papers that are presented at the annual national conference and are published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, an AAHHE partner. We are proud to showcase and share these scholarly papers.

Immigrant Students

Latino immigrant access to higher education in a bipolar policy environment. Flores, S.M. & Chapa, J. (2008). (PDF)

Citizenship, college degrees, and occupational outcomes: A comparison of Latino immigrants and U.S. natives at the turn of the century. Flores, S.M. & Southern, K.G. (2009). (PDF)

The role of higher education associations in shaping policy that connects immigration to educational opportunity: A social capital framework. Ortega, N. (2010). (PDF)

Of Mentors, Resiliency, and Ganas: Factors Influencing the Success of DACAmented Students in Higher Education. Gámez, R. Lopez, W., & Overton, B. (2016). (PDF)


Models of leadership institutes for increasing the number of top Latino administrators in higher education. León, D. J. & Nevarez, C. (2007). (PDF)

Changing political landscapes for Latinos in America. Casellas, J.P. & Ibarra (2011). (PDF)

A report card on Latina/o leadership in California’s public universities: A trend analysis of faculty, students, and executives in the CSU and UC systems. Santos, J. & Acevedo-Gil, N. (2012). (PDF)

The impact of the Ford Fellowship Program in the creation of Latina/o academic generations. Vélez-Ibáñez, C. Szecsy, E. & Pena, C. (2012). (PDF)

Engaging scholarship with communities. Nunez-Mchiri, G. (2013). (PDF)

Latino Educational Leadership Across the Pipeline: For Latino Communities and Latina/o Leaders. A. Martinez, M. Rodríguez, C., & Valle, F. (2015). (PDF)

Latinas/os, Affirmative Action, and The Military: Leadership as Mission Critical. Ledesma, M. (2016). (PDF)


Preparing Latinos/as for a flat world: The community college role. Sullvian, L.G. (2007). (PDF)

Building a Latina/o student transfer culture: Best practices and outcomes in transfer to universities. Pérez P. A. & Ceja, M. (2009). (PDF)

For-profit colleges and universities and the Latina/o students who enroll in them. Oseguera, L. & Malagon, M.C. (2010). (PDF)

Latino access to community colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions: A national study. Núñez, A. Sparks, P. J., & Hernandez, E. (2010). (PDF)

Hispanic serving institutions: Patterns, predictions, and implications for informing policy discussions. Torres, V. & Zerquera, D. (2011). (PDF)

Latinas/os in Community College Developmental Education: Increasing Moments of Academic and Interpersonal Validation. Acevedo-Gil, N. Santos, R., & Solorzano, D. (2014). (PDF)

Raising the Bar for Hispanic Serving Institutions: An analysis on Completion and Success Rates. Contreras, F & Contreras, G. (2014). (PDF)

Policy Research

Exploring the wealth returns to Latino higher educational attainment: Estimates of work-life earnings profiles. Robles, B. J. (2008) (PDF)

Health care access among Hispanics: Implications for social and health care reforms. Pérez-Escamilla, R. (2009). (PDF)

The impact of redistricting on Latino education policy: A Texas case study. Chapa, J & Garcia, E. (2012). (PDF)

Recovering and framing the George I. Sanchez legacy of Chicana/o student and policy advocacy: Utilizing data for social change. Rodriguez, C. (2013). (PDF)

The Impact of High Stakes Testing: Impact on Latina/o Students’ College Aspirations. Rodriguez, J & Arellano, L. (2015). (PDF)

Student Achievement, Persistence, & Success

Research considerations and theoretical application for best practices in higher education: Latina/os achieving success. Castellanos, J. & Gloria, A.M. (2007). (PDF)

Latinos in science: Trends and opportunities. Rochin, R. I. & Mello, S.F. (2007). (PDF)

The vanishing Latino male in higher education. Saenz, V. B. Ponjuan, L. (2008). (PDF)

Increasing Latina/o students’ baccalaureate attainment: A focus on retention. Oseguera, L. Locks, a.M. & Vega, I. I. (2008). (PDF)

Latino student achievement: A collaborative mission of professional associations of higher education. Arredondo, P. & Castillo, L.G. (2010). (PDF)

Increasing Latina/o college completion: Mistakes and opportunities. González, K.P. & Arámbula-Turner, T.L. (2011). (PDF)

Examining the cultural validity of a college student engagement survey for Latinos. Hernandez, E., Mobley, M., Coryell, G., Yu, E. & Martinez, G. (2012). (PDF)

Integrating community based empowerment and transdisciplinary research lessons learned from Chicano studies in preventing childhood obesity. De la Torre, A. (2013). (PDF)

Latino/a youth forging pathways in pursuit in higher education. Irizarry, J.G. (2011). (PDF)

Our Deliberate Success: Recognizing What Works for Latina/o Students across the Educational Pipeline. Oseguera, L. & Rodriguez, L. (2014). (PDF)

Thriving Latino Males in Selective Higher Education Institutions. Pérez II, D. & Sáenz, V. (2016). (PDF)

(As of August, 2017)

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