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Education Professor Jorge Burmicky, Ph.D. Named 2024 Emerging Scholar

Jorge Burmicky

WASHINGTON – Howard University is proud to announce that Jorge Burmicky, Ph.D., an assistant professor of higher education leadership and policy studies in the School of Education, has been named a 2024 Emerging Scholar by education magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“This recognition means a lot to me because it affirms the impact of my work at a time when equity-driven solutions are under the microscope,” said Burmicky, who has been with the University’s School of Education since 2021. “As a researcher, I’m committed to supporting the success of Black and Latinx leaders in higher education, as well as the value that community colleges and minority-serving institutions bring to our society by providing educational opportunity to millions of students across the country.” 

Burmicky’s research examines presidential leadership in higher education, with an emphasis on equity-minded and socially just leadership at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and broadly accessible institutions. His research also explores policies and practices that support the educational outcomes of men of color, specifically the impact of men of color programs in student success, Latino men in community colleges, and promising student affairs practices for serving Latino men. 

Burmicky earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at Howard, he was as an assistant director of research at UT Austin’s Project MALES, a mentoring and research initiative committed to advancing equitable educational outcomes for men of color. Burmicky worked as a higher education and student affairs practitioner for 12 years in the areas of admissions, residence life and housing, student activities, and diversity and community engagement. His scholarly opinions and expertise have been featured in USA Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Higher Ed Dive, Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and the NPR Education Symposium. 

Each year, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education selects 15 education professionals who have distinguished themselves in their academic disciplines and are working toward a more equitable and effective educational landscape. 

Read more about the 2024 Emerging Scholars here




About Howard University  

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced three Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.