Dr. Michael Madrid
- Office Location:
- Reeves Hall 100B
- University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Science
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.
Mike Madrid, Ph.D., who has served as the College of Educational Studies’ educational director since 2003, works closely with the students and faculty of the elementary, secondary, and special education teacher preparation programs. He also advises master’s and Ph.D. students and has served on their thesis and doctoral dissertation committees.
Prior to coming to Chapman, Dr. Madrid spent more than 30 years as a public school educator in California. That is, he has held a variety of positions in K-12 education, including teacher, elementary principal, middle school principal, director, assistant superintendent, and interim superintendent.
Dr. Madrid obtained a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine. He earned an M.S. in Educational Administration from California State University, Fullerton. He completed his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. His dissertation addressed the testing and evaluation of the language proficiencies of children.
Dr. Madrid has authored articles pertaining to school administration, bilingual education, desegregation court cases, academic achievement as well as the needs of language minority students. He has served as a consultant and has provided numerous local, state, and national workshop and conference presentations dealing with the academic achievement of Latino students, multicultural education, English language development, as well as bilingual education. In 2008 Dr. Madrid was one of only 50 California State University, Fullerton alumni who received the Querer es Poder award for his “strong commitment to serving the Latino community.” Currently he is President of the Board of Directors of El Sol Academy, a highly successful dual language immersion public charter school in Santa Ana, California.
Scholaryly Research Interests:
1. Achievement of Latino students
2. Court cases dealing with Latino school desegregation
3. Mexican and Mexican American folk tales
4. Bilingual and multicultural education
“California School Segregation: the Neglected History of the Lemon Grove Incident” (2012). The workshop was one of a series of presentations offered in conjunction with the “A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California” Exhibit sponsored by the Museum of Teaching and Learning in Santa Ana, CA.
“Reflections on Mexican American History in Southern California” (2012). The presentation was one of a series of presentations offered in conjunction with the “A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California” Exhibit sponsored by the Museum of Teaching and Learning, Santa Ana, CA.
“The Latino Achievement Gap” (2011). The workshop was presented at the California School Boards Association Unity Conference in San Diego, CA. The workshop also was presented at the California Association for Bilingual Education Annual Conference (2011) in Long Beach, CA. as well the 44th Association of Mexican-American Educators State Conference (2010) in Hollywood California.
“The Mendez Case as Neglected History and Missing Curriculum” (2009). The workshop was presented at the University of Redlands School of Education 5th Annual Summer Institute on Leadership for Educational Justice as well as the California Association for Bilingual Education Annual Conference (2009) in Long Beach, CA.
“Dancing with the Devil and Other Stories My Mother Told Me” (2009). The workshop was presented at the California Association for Bilingual Education Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA.
“Segregation, Americanization, Lemon Grove and Other Neglected Latino Histories” (2008). The workshop was presented at the California School Boards Unity Conference in Visalia CA. as well as the California Association for Bilingual Education Annual Conference (2008) in San Jose, CA.
Madrid, M. (2011) The Latino achievement gap. Multicultural Education 18(3) 7-12.
Madrid, M. (2009). Dancing with the devil and other stories my mother told me. Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators 15-20.
Madrid, M. (2009). The Mendez case as neglected history and missing curriculum. Conference Proceedings University of Redlands School of Education.
Madrid, M. (2008). The unheralded history of the Lemon Grove desegregation case. Multicultural Education 15(3), 15-19.
Madrid, M. (2007). Neglected history: the Mendez desegregation case. Multilingual Educator 29-35