ABOUT

Our Mission

The Urban Education Institute at UTSA produces scientific research to raise educational attainment, advance economic mobility, and help people achieve their potential in the greater San Antonio region.

 

We pursue our mission by (1) producing rigorous and actionable analysis that supports education policymaking, program implementation, and philanthropic giving; (2) convening community leaders to address entrenched challenges that harm education and human development; and (3) training the next generation of social scientists and educators to address education challenges through inquiry, analysis, and discovery.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Mike Villarreal, Ph.D.

Director

michael.villarreal2@utsa.edu

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Elena Serna-Wallender

Deputy Director

elena.serna-wallender@utsa.edu

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Nicole Foy

Communications Director

nicole.foy@utsa.edu

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Han Bum Lee, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

hanbum.lee@utsa.edu

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Matt Singleton

K-12 Improvement Science Director

matthew.singleton@utsa.edu

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MEET OUR PARTNERS

partners
  • Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • City of San Antonio
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
  • SA Works
  • Goodwill Industries
  • UP Partnership
  • The Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) Schools Network
  • Café College
  • San Antonio Education Partnership
  • Alamo Colleges
  • San Antonio ISD
  • East Central ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • Judson ISD
  • Southwest ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Northeast ISD
  • Edgewood ISD