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About Francisco A. Villarruel

Francisco A. Villarruel, Ph.D., is a University Outreach & Engagement Fellow and a Professor of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Children, Youth, and Families and the MSU’s Latino research institute—the Julian Samora Research Institute.

He has held numerous leadership positions in professional societies (e.g., National Council on Family Relations, Society for Child Development, Michigan Evaluation Association, and Michigan Council on Family Relations). He is also the chair of the National Hispanic Education Alliance (NAHE).

Villarruel received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Child and Family Studies (1990).

Villarruel has received numerous awards and distinctions during his career, including induction to the Phi Alpha Kappa Society, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, an MSU-Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, the HACU-ETS Policy Fellowship, and the 1996 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award for dedication and skill in teaching and scholarly promise.

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New Book Release

Cover of Villarruel's book Lost Opportunities: The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Lost Opportunities: The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
by N. Walker, J.M. Senger, F. Villarruel, and A. Arboleda

Text for Congressional Briefing: October 14, 2004

Book Reviews

Press Coverage

¿Dónde Está la Justicia? A Call to Action on Behalf of the Latino and
Latina Youth in the U.S Justice System

by F. Villarruel and N. Walker

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