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Anthony Hernandez

Teaching Faculty, Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chapter Leader: Wisconsin SSN
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About Anthony

Hernandez's research on leadership and higher education focuses on leadership in Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in general and on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in particular. He has conducted research on and written about material hardship (e.g., housing and food insecurity) in higher education and is currently writing a book on Critical Transformation Leadership. Hernandez is an award-winning researcher and college instructor and has received a research award from The National Academy of Education (NaEd)/Spencer Foundation.

In the News

Opinion: "Addressing the Need To Strengthen Leadership at Hispanic Serving Institutions," Anthony Hernandez, The Fulcrum, July 17, 2023.
Quoted by By Kayla Huynh in "Affirmative Action Ruling Hits Just As UW-Madison Improves Diversity," The Cap Times, June 29, 2023.
Opinion: "UW Needs To Fast-Track Antiracism Efforts," Anthony Hernandez, The Cap City Times, May 9, 2023.


"Still Hungry and Homeless in College," (with Sara Goldrick-Rab, Schneider J. Richardson, and C. Cady), Wisconsin HOPE Lab, 2018.

Finds 36% of university students reported being food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey compared with 42% of community college students. Shows similarly, 36% of university students reported being housing insecure in the last year compared with 51% of community college students. Homelessness was 9% versus 12%.  Contends these findings indicate unmet basic needs disproportionately affect marginalized students who often work long hours in addition to academic workloads.

"Coming Up Short: Basic Needs Insecurity on the College Campus" (with Sara Goldrick-Rab and J. Richardson), in The Structure of Schooling, edited by Richard Arum, Irenee R. Beattie and Kelly Ford (SAGE Publications, Inc, 2020), Chapter 27.

Discusses exploration of Basic Needs Insecurity on the College Campus.

"Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education," (with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Jed Richardson), Association of Community College Trustees, March 2017.

Assesses food and housing insecurity among community college students. Bases results of a survey of more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states--the broadest survey of its kind--that describes the extent to which students are adversely affected by unmet basic needs while pursuing higher education