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Antonio Estudillo, Ph.D.

Director, Department of Teacher Preparation

Teacher Preparation

Simkins (Alder) Building

Phone: (509) 865-8525

Ext: 2121



Dr. Estudillo (he/him/él) is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair (Director) of the Teacher Preparation Program at Heritage University. His leadership in higher education over the last decade includes previous roles as a faculty member, director, acting chair, and leading community-engaged research and practices. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education and Editorial Team for the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. He was both a Graduate Fellow and Faculty Fellow of the American Association for Hispanics in Education. Dr. Estudillo was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, WA.


Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

M.A., Gonzaga University

B.A., Washington State University


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Research Interests

Equity-in-Practice; Educational Justice

Contexts Centered on Equity in the Schools and Higher Education

Developmental/Educational Trajectories for Children and Adolescents

United States Latina/o/x/e Education