Rutgers GSE CMSI

Vincent Carales

Vincent D. Carales received his B.A. in Mass Communications and M.S. in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Texas State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include understanding the experiences and educational outcomes of first generation, Latino, low-income and community college students. He is also interested in examining federal, state, and institutional policies and trends related to diversity, equity, and college affordability. His most recent research focuses on examining the individual factors associated with the educational attainment outcomes of Latino community college students.

Vincent currently serves as an assistant professor at the University of Houston. Prior to joining the University of Houston, he served as a graduate research associate at the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. He has over 20 years of higher education experience which includes working as an orientation assistant in admissions at Colorado State University and Texas State University. He has also worked professionally as an outreach financial aid counselor at The University of Texas at Austin and as a school consultant and account executive at Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG). He is currently a member of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC).