Jason G. Irizarry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Urban Education
Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

B.A. Siena College, 1996
M.A. State University of New York at Albany, 1998
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2005

(413) 545-1186

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Room 14, Furcolo Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Professional Interests: 

Dr. Irizarry has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, culturally responsive curriculum development, participatory action research, and urban education. His research interests include urban teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention with an emphasis on increasing the number of teachers of color, culturally responsive pedagogy, youth participatory action research, and Latino/a students in U.S. schools. A central focus of his work involves promoting the academic achievement of youth in urban schools by addressing issues associated with teacher education. Manuscripts documenting the findings of his research have been published or accepted for publication in a variety of peer-reviewed journals in the field including the American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Education and Urban Society, Multicultural Perspectives, the Journal of Latinos and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, and the Centro Journal of Puerto Rican Studies and others appearing as chapters in various books. His first book, The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts (Paradigm Publishers, 2011), was recently awarded the Phillip C. Chin Book Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.