Ally Garcia

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Ally Garcia



Dr. Ally Garcia (she, her, hers) received her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Denver. She currently serves as Assistant Dean/Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Metropolitan State University-Denver. Dr. Garcia has been research assistant for Alliance for PROS based at Florida State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver where she focuses on issues regarding access, retention, racial justice, power, and equity. She has facilitated numerous workshops pertaining to race, diversity, and equity issues. She is currently engaged in research regarding policy in higher education. She considers herself a critical race feminist practitioner/scholar. She won an early career award from ASPIRE in 2016 and an Inclusive Excellence award from the University of Denver in 2019. Her dissertation is entitled, A Policy Discourse Analysis of Disciplinary Transcript Notation in Cases of Sexual Assault on College Campuses. Garcia, A., Wienski, J., Cote, N. & Silva, C. (2020). A Rating Spectrum for Sexual Assault Education and Prevention at Ten Ivy Plus Institutions. Chapter in The International Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. Nguyen, T., Garcia, A. (2020). Women of Color and the Power of Community. Chapter in Thriving as a Woman in Higher Education Academic Impression Publishers.


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