Dr. Richard Verdugo

Biography 

RICHARD R. VERDUGO is the Senior Research Scientist at the National Education Association in Washington, D. C.

Research Interests 

RICHARD R. VERDUGO is the Senior Research Scientist at the National Education Association in Washington, D. C. His areas of responsibility at the NEA are minority student achievement, English language learners, and school safety. Verdugo earned a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where he focused his studies on racial stratification, the sociology of education, the sociology of labor markets, and statistics/methods. Dr. Verdugo has nearly 80 publications and has won many awards for his research, including awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA Minority Fellow, Sidney Spivak Dissertation Award), a Kellogg Fellow, was an IEL Fellow, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan under a grant from the National Science Foundation. Most recently, Dr. Verdugo was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied the demographic challenges facing Germany. His most recent publications will be appearing in Education and Urban Society, and he is editing (and authoring two papers) a collection of papers addressing the demographic challenges facing German; the collection will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of Population Research and Policy Review.