College of Education and Human Development: Amaury Nora named associate dean for research

Amaury Nora

Amaury Nora

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(Sept. 8, 2010)--Amaury Nora, UTSA professor of educational leadership and policy studies, recently was named associate dean for research in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.

Nora, who joined UTSA in fall 2009, has spent the last 30 years researching why students drop out of college and said he chose UTSA because it was moving forward in so many areas.

"I'm setting up a research center for student success and would like it to serve as a clearing house for research on Hispanics," said Nora. "I would like to look into college readiness, access into higher education and the whole issue of retention, such as how many of our students are actually staying in college long enough to graduate and go into professional fields."

In May, Nora was among 66 other scholars inducted as American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows at the organization's 91st annual meeting in Denver, Colo. AERA Fellows are recognized for their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

The American Educational Research Association is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education and promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.