Heilig First Winner of Warfield Center Faculty Teaching Award - April 21st, 2010

Dr. Julian Heilig accepting the Warfield Center Faculty Teaching Award.

Dr. Julian Heilig, assistant professor in educational administration at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the first ever Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAS) Faculty Teaching Award.

The award was created by the Center to recognize University of Texas at Austin faculty members who are outstanding and innovative instructors, have a long-term impact on students and demonstrate the principles and mission of the WCAAS.

Heilig, who is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Administration, has a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in sociology and Ph.D. in education administration and policy analysis from Stanford. Heilig’s research interests include issues of access, diversity and equity in higher education. His current focus is on examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms and incentive systems are affecting urban minority students. His qualitative work also addresses the sociological mechanisms by which immigrant student achievement and progress occur in relation to specific NCLB-inspired accountability policies.

Heilig is a faculty affiliate of the WCAAS and The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and he serves as associate director for the University Council of Education Administration, which is housed in the College of Education.

Last year Heilig was honored with the University Co-op’s Hamilton Award for Best Research Paper for his paper “Accountability Texas-Style: The Progress and Learning of Urban Minority Students in a High-Stakes Testing Context.”

To learn more about the Warfield Center, please visit The WCAAS Website. To find out more about the College of Education, see the COE Home Page.

Last updated on April 21, 2010