Gerardo Gonzalez

School of Education IU Bloomington

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Areas of Expertise

Higher education administration, teacher education, alcohol and drug education, immigration issues, U.S.-Cuba relations, DACA.

Expert Bio

Gerardo Gonzalez is dean emeritus of the IU School of Education and professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has spoken nationally and internationally and written about the Cuban-American experience and Hispanic educational concerns. He is special advisor to the IU Office of International Affairs on Cuba initiatives. His research interests include developing higher education leaders, higher education finance, and factors fostering underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college student success.

Gonzalez is a recognized expert on alcohol and drug education and founded BACCHUS, the nation’s largest peer-based collegiate organization focused on preventing alcohol abuse.

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Additional Information

Gonzalez's memoir, “A Cuban Refugee’s Journey to the American Dream: the Power of Education”:

Appearance on i24 News:

"Abandoning DACA would be America's loss":

"Give U.S.-Cuba Thaw a Chance":

Updated on: June 18, 2020