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Juan Carrillo selected for UNC’s Engaged Faculty Scholars program

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Juan Carrillo

Assistant Professor Juan Carrillo has been selected to join UNC-Chapel Hill’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program.

The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Carrillo will join the fifth class of the program.

Scholars participate in sessions in community settings to learn from Carolina faculty and their community partners. While developing individual projects, each class of scholars forms a learning community along with the faculty and community course directors to support one another’s projects and community partners.

Carrillo received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, with a concentration in cultural studies in education, and a Mexican American Studies Graduate Portfolio from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a native of the barrios of south Los Angeles and is the son of Mexican immigrants.

His background includes experiences as a high school teacher, chair of a high school social studies department, teacher mentor and lead positions in curriculum design.

Carrillo’s research includes a focus on Latino/a, Chicano/a education, Latino males, the social and cultural foundations of education, and anthropology of education. He also explores the schooling trajectories of working-class, Mexican-origin males.

Additionally, he is a co-principal investigator in the evaluation of the Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate program within Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. He will focus on the impact of mentoring relationships on Latino male students.

The growing network of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars reports outcomes including new interdisciplinary collaborations, successful grant applications and both traditional and non-traditional products of their scholarship.

This past year’s cohort of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars included School of Education faculty members Jocelyn Glazier and Leigh Hall.