Jude Paul Matias Dizon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs
Educational Psychology
10 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Room 322

Jude Paul Matias Dizon, Ph.D., is a proud first-generation college student and son of Filipino postal service workers. He joins the GSE’s Educational Psychology Department. In 2022, he received his Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy (Higher Education) from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dizon’s work examines the structural conditions that produce the contradictions experienced by racially minoritized students through qualitative methods and critical ethnic studies. His research agenda examines the carceral university, or the relationship between the carceral state and higher education with a focus on race, class, and gender inequities. Additional research areas include leadership and organization for equity and inclusion in higher education; cultural engagement and validation; and student activism. His work has been featured in the Journal of Higher Education, Journal for Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and the Peabody Journal of Education.

• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California
• Master of Education, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont
• Bachelor of Arts, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley
• Association for the Study of Higher Education
• American Education Research Association

  • Expertise & Research Interest

    Racism in Higher Education

    The Carceral State

    Leadership and Organization for Equity

    Cultural Validation

  • Recent and Select Publications

    Dizon, J. P. M., Enoch-Stevens, T., & Huerta, A. H. (2022). Carcerality and education: Toward a relational theory of risk in educational institutions. American Behavioral Scientist.

    Dizon, J. P. M. (2021). Protecting the university, policing race: A case study of campus policing. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

    Johnson, R. M., & Dizon, J. P. M. (2021). Toward a Conceptualization of the College-Prison Nexus. Peabody Journal of Education, 96(5), 508-526.

  • Clinical Experience

    Assistant Director of Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University

    Minority Student Retention Specialist, Diablo Valley College

    Coordinator of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement and Advocacy, University of Maryland, College Park

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