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  • Jackson Matos

Received a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for their project, "Comparison of Educational Values of Irish Mothers in Ireland to Educational Values of Puerto Rican Mothers in Puerto Rico." 

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation


Matos, J.M. (2021) Utilizing Latinx Cultural Capital for the Retention and Graduation of Latinx Students in Higher Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2021.1941030


Matos, J.M.M. (2019). La familia and other secret ingredients to Latinx student success. New York: Peter Lang.


Matos, J.M. (2018). Book Review: Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race (Beverly Tatum, 2017, Basic Books), for Humanity and Society DOI: 10.1177/0160597618761471


Matos, J.M.D. & Norskey, G.E. (2018). “Choosing Each Other: Love, Friendship, and Racism” in M.R. Hall & K. Smith (Eds.), Uncommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship. New York: Peter Lang.


Matos, J.M.D. (2015). La Familia: The Important Ingredient for Latina/o College Student Engagement and Persistence, Equity & Excellence in Education, 48 (3), 436-453.


Was a Hispanic Heritage Month speaker at San Bernadino Valley College. Matos offered a virtual reading from their book, La familia: And other secret ingredients to Latinx student success.


Was elected to the South Hadley School Committee in the local election on April 13, 2021.


Was invited to speak at the UMass Amherst College of Education with Carmen Yulín Cruz on "Transformation through Collaboration: Two Communities Collaborate to Learn from Each Other" about the Mount Holyoke College STEM program in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 31, 2021. 


Was invited to be a Wesleyan University College of Education Colloquium speaker to read from her book La familia: And other secret ingredients to Latinx student success on April 14, 2021.