NEW Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Executive Director (WiscAMP)

Dr. Norma Jimenez Hernandez

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Dr. Norma Jimenez Hernandez is the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation. Previously, Dr. Hernandez taught psychology courses including research methods and statistics at Norco College, Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community College District where her research examined the effects of material hardship on persistence and academic achievement for community college students. Dr. Hernandez has a long record of student advocacy and has served on boards for several nonprofit organizations that promote student success. She completed anthropological fieldwork projects, applying her training and research in several Latin American countries. Also, Dr. Hernandez was full-time faculty and Honors Director at several Hispanic-serving community colleges for eight years. Dr. Hernandez has served as an independent consultant and external evaluator on federally funded grants; taught math, science and music in a variety of racially concentrated public-school K-8 settings; and served as faculty at the university level, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education, UCLA and Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Hernandez is a former Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow and Kika de la Garza Fellow. Dr. Hernandez completed her Ed.D. and Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University, her M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology at U.C. Berkeley and her B.A. in Psychology at Concordia University Irvine. Dr. Hernandez has completed Executive Education programs at the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) acknowledges that the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW–Madison and WiscAMP respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.