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Edwin Hernandez

Edwin Hernandez is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Guidance Program in the College of Education at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). He is also a research associate for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research and teaching interest are focused on issues of equity and access in education, with a focus on institutional culture and how it shapes students’ opportunities and educational pathways. His most recent work focuses on the role of alternative high schools to reveal how these educational spaces support and/or restrict students’ educational opportunities. Edwin has been published in The High School Journal, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Teachers College Record, and in Qualitative Psychology.

Edwin is the son of immigrant parents from Durango, Mexico and is originally from South Los Angeles. Before joining the faculty at CSUSB, Edwin was an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles in the Department of Psychology. He is a former bilingual school counselor in alternative high schools, where his passion for teaching, mentoring and working with young people grew. He received his B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Northridge, M.A. in Bilingual School Counseling from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.