Bio


Dr. Antonio's research focuses on equity issues in American higher education. As admission spots into higher education institutions become more competitive and more acute, he seeks to achieve a better understanding of how college-going cultures are developed and maintained in schools. He is also interested in network approaches to conceptualizing and studying college student development, particularly among racial, ethnic and religious minorities. His current projects also include studies of engineering education.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Assistant Professor of Education, Stanford University (1998 - Present)
  • Assistant Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (1998 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Resident Fellow, EAST House (2019 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity and Program in Asian American Studies (2019 - Present)
  • Fellow, Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition (2019 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Higher Education (1998)
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Education (1994)
  • MS, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (1992)
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering (1988)

Research Interests


  • Diversity and Identity
  • Higher Education

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Transitions to postsecondary education; racial, ethnic, and religious minority college student development.

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Rosie Nelson, David Song
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Garrett Jensen
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Erika Bullock, Jarita Greyeyes, Rosie Nelson, Alé Romero, David Song, Marissa Thompson

All Publications


  • Student Life as Relational Networks. Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success (Book Review) JOURNAL OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Book Review Authored by: Antonio, A. 2017; 58 (3): 472–74
  • Career plans of undergraduate engineering students: Characteristics and contexts US Engineering in a Global Economy Gilmartin, S. K., Brunhaver, S. R., Chen, H. L., Sheppard, S. D. University of Chicago Press. 2017
  • Studying the career pathways of engineers: An illustration with two data sets Cambridge handbook of engineering education research Sheppard, S. D., Antonio, A. L., Brunhaver, S. R., Gilmartin, S. K. Cambridge University Press. 2015
  • Studying the Career Pathways of Engineers An Illustration with Two Data Sets CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION RESEARCH Sheppard, S. D., Antonio, A., Brunhaver, S. R., Gilmartin, S. K., Johri, A., Olds, B. M. 2014: 283–309
  • Lessons learned from a data‐driven college access program: The National College Advising Corps New directions for youth development Horng, E. L., Evans, B. J., Antonio, A. L., Foster, J. D., Kalamkarian, H. S., Hurd, N. F., Bettinger, E. P. 2013; 2013 (140): 55-75
  • Rethinking Research on the Impact of Racial Diversity in Higher Education REVIEW OF HIGHER EDUCATION Clarke, C. G., Antonio, A. U. 2012; 36 (1): 25-?
  • APPROACHING DIVERSITY WORK IN THE UNIVERSITY: LESSONS FROM AN AMERICAN CONTEXT AS THE WORLD TURNS: IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL SHIFTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Antonio, A., Milem, J. F., Chang, M. J., Allen, W. R., Teranishi, R. T., BonousHammarth, M. 2012; 7: 371–401
  • The Official Organization of Diversity in American Higher Education: A Retreat from Race?: anthony lising antonio and Chris Gonzalez Clarke Diversity in American Higher Education Stulberg, L. M., Weinberg, S. L. Routledge. 2012: 102–119
  • Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education Astin, A. W. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2012
  • The state of scholarship on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in education: Anti-essentialism, inequality, context, and relevance Honolulu, HI: Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition Museus, S., Antonio, A., Kiang, P. 2012
  • Effects of racial diversity on complex thinking in college students PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Antonio, A. L., Chang, M. J., Hakuta, K., Kenny, D. A., Levin, S., Milem, J. F. 2004; 15 (8): 507-510

    Abstract

    An experiment varying the racial (Black, White) and opinion composition in small-group discussions was conducted with college students (N = 357) at three universities to test for effects on the perceived novelty of group members' contributions to discussion and on participants' integrative complexity. Results showed that racial and opinion minorities were both perceived as contributing to novelty. Generally positive effects on integrative complexity were found when the groups had racial- and opinion-minority members and when members reported having racially diverse friends and classmates. The findings are discussed in the context of social psychological theories of minority influence and social policy implications for affirmative action. The research supports claims about the educational significance of race in higher education, as well as the complexity of the interaction of racial diversity with contextual and individual factors.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000222822600001

    View details for PubMedID 15270993

  • When does race matter in college friendships? Exploring men's diverse and homogeneous friendship groups Annual Conference of the Association-for-the-Study-of-Higher-Education Antonio, A. L. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS. 2004: 553-?
  • Community service in higher education: A look at the nation's faculty REVIEW OF HIGHER EDUCATION Antonio, A. L., Astin, H. S., Cress, C. M. 2000; 23 (4): 373-?