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Antonio, Anthony Lising

Anthony Lising Antonio
Anthony Lising Antonio
Academic Title 
Associate Professor
Other Titles 

Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER)

Director, Program in Asian American Studies

Contact Information
Program Affiliations 
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): Sociology of Education
(MA) ICE/IEPA
(MA) POLS
(MA) MA/MBA

Transitions to postsecondary education; impact of diversity on college students; faculty diversity.

Dr. Antonio's research addresses many of the major issues currently facing American higher education. First, as admission spots into higher education institutions become more competitive and more acute, he seeks to achieve a better understanding of how college-going cultures are developed and maintained in schools. Second, his research investigates the impact that increasing racial and cultural diversity is having on higher education. His current projects also include studies of engineering education.

"Modern society provides many examples of our outstanding cognitive achievements: atomic energy, genetic engineering, modern agriculture, modern medicine, computers, information technology, and other modern technologies that seem to impact our lives with greater and greater frequency. It is truly astounding. At the same time we can see the great affective and emotional and spiritual divisions that threaten our very existence: religious fanaticism and hatred, racial prejudice, fanatical nationalism, noninvolvement in the political process, rampant dishonesty in business and government, escalating criminal behavior in the land of opportunity, and widespread poverty and homelessness in the face of unprecedented affluence. It is time to redress the balance. It is time to begin shifting some of our educational interest and energy in the direction of our affective side—to begin concerning ourselves much more directly with the development of beliefs and values that are going to heal our divisions and that will help to create a society that is less materialistic and competitive and selfish and more generous and cooperative."

- from "Assessment for Excellence" (Astin & Antonio, 2012)

  • MA (Education), and PhD (Higher Education),University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 1992
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Since 1998:

Assistant Professor of Education; Assistant Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research.

Research Analyst, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA (1994 - 1998)

  • Research Seminar in Higher Education (Ed 346)
  • Multicultural Issues in Higher Education (Ed 381)
  • Student Development and the Study of College Impact (Ed 382)
  • Research and Policy on Postsecondary Access (Ed 417)
  • Doctoral Proseminar (Ed 325C)

Gilmartin, S. K., Antonio, A. L., Chen, H. L., Brunhaver, S. R., & Sheppard, S. D. (Forthcoming). Career plans of undergraduate engineering students: Characteristics and contexts. In: R. Freeman & H. Salzman (eds.), U. S. engineering in the global economy. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

Sheppard, S. D., Antonio, A. L., Brunhaver, S. R., & Gilmartin, S. K. (2014). Studying the career pathways of engineers: An illustration with two data sets. In: Eds. A. Johri & B.M. Olds, Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Horng, E.L., Evans, B.J., Antonio, A. L., Foster, J.D., Kalamkarian, H.S., Hurd, N.F., & Bettinger, E.P. (2013). Lessons learned from a data-driven college access program: The National College Advising Corps. New Directions for Youth Development 140, 55-75.

Clarke, C.G., and Antonio, A.L. (2012). Re-thinking research on the impact of racial diversity in higher education. Review of Higher Education.

Astin, A.W., and Antonio, A.L. (2012). Assessment for Excellence: The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Antonio, A.L., and Clarke, C.G. (2011). The official organization of diversity in American higher education: A Retreat from Race? In L. Stulberg and S. Weinberg (eds.), Diversity In American Higher Education: Toward A More Comprehensive Approach.

Harper, S.R., and Antonio, A.L. (2008). Not by accident: Intentionality in diversity, learning and engagement. In S. Harper (ed.), Creating Inclusive Campus Environments for Cross-Cultural Learning and Student Engagement.

Antonio, A.L., and Muñiz, M.M. (2007). The sociology of diversity. In P. Gumport (ed.), The Sociology of Higher Education.

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity and Program in Asian American Studies; Resident Fellow, EAST House.

Fellow, Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition