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Means receives American Educational Research Association award

Darris Means

Darris R. Means, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s counseling and human development services department, received an award from the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association for his research advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all levels of education.

The Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship is given each year to an emerging scholar or early-career faculty member whose research advances multicultural or multiethnic education within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings.

Means teaches in the areas of counseling and student personnel services, and college student affairs administration. His research focuses on the areas of college access for students of color, low-income students and first-generation college students; and the intersection of race, gender and sexual orientation in higher education.