Email
richard.valencia@mail.utexas.edu

Office & Hours

Office: SZB 538K
Tuesdays 9:50 to 10:50 AM

Phone
(512) 471-3650

Fax
(512) 471-1288

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289

Please note that Dr. Valencia will not be accepting new students for the 2015-16 academic year.

Profile

Most broadly, Dr. Richard Valencia is interested in the intellectual and academic development of racial and ethnic minority children. Dr. Valencia’s work examines the social and psychological foundations of minority schooling. Within this line of research, he focuses on minority school failure and success, teacher testing, and prospective minority teachers. Dr. Valencia is also interested in the psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests.

Education

A.A., General Psychology, Santa Barbara Community College, 1966

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1970

M.A., Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972

Ph.D., Early Childhood Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977

Representative Publications

Valencia, R.R. (2012). Deficit thinking paradigm. In J. A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity in education (pp. 612 - 614). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Invited article).

Valencia, R.R. (2012). Activist scholarship in action: The prevention of a Latino school closure. Journal of Latinos and Education, 11, 69-79.

Valencia, R.R. (2011). The plight of Chicano students: An overview of schooling conditions and outcomes. In R.R. Valencia (Ed.), Chicano school failure and success: Past, present, and future (3rd ed., pp. 3-41). NewYork: Routledge.

Valencia, R.R., & Villarreal, B.J. (2011). Gifted Chicano students: Underrepresentation issues and best-case practices for identification and placement. In R.R. Valencia (Ed.), Chicano school failure and success: Past, present, and future (3rd ed., pp. 235-254). New York: Routledge.

Valencia, R.R. (2011). Segregation, desegregation, and integration of Chicano students. In R.R. Valencia (Ed.), Chicano school failure and success: Past, present, and future (3rd ed., pp. 42-75). New York: Routledge.

Valencia, R.R., & Pearl, A. (2011). Conclusion: Toward school reform. In R.R. Valencia (Ed.), Chicano school failure and success: Past, present, and future (3rd ed., pp. 273-286). New York: Routledge.

Valencia, R.R., & Solórzano, D.G. (2004). Today’s deficit thinking about the education of minority students. In O. Santa Ana (Ed.), Tongue-tied: The lives of multilingual children in public education (pp. 124-133). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (Abridged from chapter, Valencia & Solórzano, 1997).

Valencia, R.R., & Villarreal, B.J. (2003). Improving students’ reading performance via standards-based school reform: A critique. The Reading Teacher, 56, 612-621.

Valencia, R.R., & Black, M.S. (2002). “Mexican Americans don’t value education!”: On the basis of the myth, myth making, and debunking. Journal of Latinos and Education, 2, 81-103.

Valencia, R.R., & Bernal, E.M. (2000). An overview of conflicting opinions in the TAAS case. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 22, 423-444

Recent Awards

2012, Winner of the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award; Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future (3rd ed.) (2011), New York: Routledge (R.R. Valencia).

2012, Nominated for the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award, University of Texas at Austin; Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future (3rd ed.) (2011), New York: Routledge (R.R. Valencia). 

2011, Winner of the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award; Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice (2010), Critical Educator Series, New York: Routledge. (R. R. Valencia).

2011, Winner of the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award; Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice (2010), Critical Educator Series, New York: Routledge. (R.R. Valencia).

2011, Nominated for the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (UT Austin); Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice (2010), Critical Educator Series, New York: Routledge. 

2011, Nominated for the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award; Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice (2010), Critical Educator Series, New York: Routledge. (R. R. Valencia).

2010, Runner-up Winner of the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award (UT Austin); Chicano Students and The Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality (2008), Critical America Series, New York: New York University Press. (R.R. Valencia).

2009, Nominated for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Outstanding Book Award; Chicano Students and The Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality (2008) Critical America Series, New York: University Press. (R.R. Valencia).

2008-2010, Fellow, Cissy Parker McDaniel Fellow Fund, College of Education, UT Austin.