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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)

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; racial, ethnic, and religious minority college student development.

Dr. Antonio's research focuses on equity issues in American higher education. 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. He is also interested in network approaches to conceptualizing and studying college student development, particularly among racial, ethnic and religious minorities. His current projects also include studies of engineering education.

"Crucial collaboration, as we envision it, is a dialogical process of policymaking and program development undertaken by researchers, policymakers, educators, and activists working together. Agenda-setting, for example, is simultaneously the purview of researchers who can help identify and/or validate acute areas of need, of government policymakers who understand the political realities and roadblocks of implementing successful policies, of educators who bring practical and contextual knowledge to policy design, and of activists who represent community will, desire, and sense of priority in discussions that ultimately affect students and their communities. Researcher involvement in crucial collaboration will bring our work to the 'ground floor' of policymaking, promising both greater participation in the process and a tighter tailoring of research agendas to contemporary policy debates and programmatic needs."

- from "The State of Scholarship on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders In Education: Anti-Essentialism, Inequality, Context, and Relevance" (Museus, Antonio, & Kiang, 2016)

  • 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 Seminar in Higher Education (Educ 346)
  • Multicultural Issues in Higher Education (Educ 381)
  • Student Development and the Study of College Impact (Educ 382)
  • Research and Policy on Postsecondary Access (Educ 417)
  • Counterstory and Narrative Inquiry in Literature and Education (Educ 341)
  • Current Debates and Issues in Education (Educ 100)
  • Doctoral Proseminar (Educ 325C)

Antonio, A. L., Carnoy, M., & Nelson, C.R. (forthcoming). Change and Challenges in a Highly Decentralized Higher Education System: The Case of the United States. In I. Froumin & O. Leshukov (eds.), Higher Education Federalism: Regulation And Structure Of Higher Education In “Federal Type” Systems.

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. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Museus, S. D., Antonio, A. L., & Kiang, P. N. (2016). The State of Scholarship on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Education: Anti‐Essentialism, Inequality, Context, and Relevance. In: S. Museus, A. Agbayani, & D. Ching (eds.), Focusing on the Underserved: Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

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.

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