Juan C. Garibay

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., UCLA, 2014
  • M.A., UCLA, 2010
  • B.S., UCLA, 2008

Juan Carlos Garibay is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education program at the University of Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Education (with an emphasis in Higher Education & Organizational Change) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research uses a variety of statistical methods to examine issues of diversity, equity, social justice, and sustainability/environmental justice in higher education. Garibay's scholarship has been published or is currently in press with various peer-reviewed education journals including the Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Environmental Education Research, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, among other academic outlets.

While at UCLA, he served as a research analyst for the Higher Education Research Institute where he worked on a national longitudinal study funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation examining the experiences of underrepresented Students of Color in the STEM fields. He also collaborated with the UCLA Center for the Study of Inequality examining four decades of national data to understand the various factors that explain income inequality among U.S. citizen and immigrant workers. As a research analyst for the UCLA Office of Faculty Diversity and Development he examined faculty diversity issues from the recently administered UC-wide Campus Climate survey to help support institutional decisions and planning as well as developed resources for faculty to help promote a climate of inclusiveness.

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Garibay, J. C. (in press). Beyond traditional measures of STEM success: Long-term predictors of social agency and conducting research for social change. Research in Higher Education.

Garibay, J. C., & Vincent, S. (in press). Racially inclusive climates within degree programs and increasing student of color enrollment: An examination of environmental/sustainability programs. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F. A., Johnston, M. P., & Garcia, G. A. (2016). Layers of influence: Exploring institutional and state-level effects on college student views toward access to public education for undocumented immigrants. Research in Higher Education, 57(5), 601-629.

Garibay, J. C., Ong, P. M., & Vincent, S. (2016). Program and institutional predictors of environmental justice inclusion in U.S. post-secondary environmental and sustainability curricula. Environmental Education Research, 22(7), 919-942.

Garibay, J. C., Ong, P. M., & Vincent, S. (2016). Inclusion of Environmental Justice Curricular Content in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Degree Programs. Center for Environmental Education Research Partner Reports. Washington, DC: National Council for Science and the Environment.

Garibay, J. C. (2015). STEM Students' Social Agency and Views on Working for Social Change: Are STEM Disciplines Developing Socially and Civically Responsible Students? Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(5), 610-632.

Garibay, J. C. (2015). Creating a Positive Classroom Climate for Diversity. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Faculty Diversity & Development.

Garibay, J. C. (2014). Diversity in the classroom. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Faculty Diversity & Development.

Herrera, F., Garibay, J. C., Garcia, G. A., Johnston, M. P. (2013). Documenting Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrant Access to Public Education: A Multi-level Analysis. Review of Higher Education, 36(4), 513-550.

Eagan, M.K., Hurtado, S., Chang, M.J., Garcia, G.A., Herrera, F.A., & Garibay, J.C. (2013). Making a difference in science education: The impact of undergraduate research programs. American Educational Research Journal, 50(4), 683-713.

Garibay, J. C. (2012). Achieving Equity Within and Beyond STEM: Toward a New Generation of Scholarship in STEM Education. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Maramba, and M. Gasman (Eds.), Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions (pp. 209-220). New York: Routledge.

Chang, M. J., & Garibay J. C. (2012). Campus Balkanization and Segregation. In J. A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Garcia, G. A., Johnston, M.P., Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F. A., Giraldo, L. (2011). When Parties Become Racialized: Deconstructing Racially Themed Parties. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 48(1), 5-21.