Dache-Gerbino Awarded Isabelle Lyda Professorship

Amalia Dache-Gerbino, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) has been awarded the Isabelle Lyda Professorship, a two-year enhancement award to promote a faculty member’s research plan, including the acquisition of research-related skills and materials.

Amalia Dache-Gerbino

Dache-Gerbino will use the financial award associated with the professorship to further her expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Dache-Gerbino studies how marginalized populations move through the K-20 educational pipeline.  With a focus on racialization, political economy and geography, the GIS training will focus on how urbanization and blight impact a student’s predisposition to higher learning and local college accessibility.

“My research highlights how low-income students, families, neighborhoods and communities of color are social and educational assets to society, both nationally and internationally,” said Dache-Gerbino.