Jennifer Matos

Visiting Lecturer in Psychology and Education

Jennifer Matos' degree specializes in social justice education and is interested in the role of equality and liberation in learning communities. Matos' research has two distinct areas. In the first area she examines the assets that students from marginalized groups bring to the classroom and how those strengths can be utilized to enhance the system of public education in the U.S. In the second area, she examines the effects on learning and activist outcomes when college students report feeling cared for by their instructors.

Courses Taught

  • Racism and Inequality in Schools and Society
  • Psychology of Racism
  • The Process of Teaching and Learning in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Practicum Seminar in Teaching and Learning: Middle and Secondary Schools

Recent Publications

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