Dr. Marcelo Juica is the Director and co-founder of the Endicott College Boston campus, an undergraduate program for immigrant-bilingual students, single parents and working adults. He is an Assistant Professor of Education and Social Policy as well as a researcher in the field of immigrant college education. Dr. Juica is a multilingual researcher and professor at the Van Loan School of Professional Studies. Marcelo is a native of Chile and has lived in Boston for over 30 years.
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY
University of Massachusetts
Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Juica’s has over twenty-five years of experience in non-profit immigrant education, public policy on Latinx issues in Massachusetts and has led philanthropic efforts in Out-of-School time programming for the United Way of Massachusetts as the Executive Director of the Latino After School Initiative (LASI). His research explores the support systems that are missing in higher education for immigrant and undocumented students, and documents the sociocultural, socioeconomic and sociopolitical obstacles that many college immigrants face in the United States. Dr. Juica serves as representative of the Undocumented, Immigrants and Allies Knowledge Community for the New England region on the National Association for Higher Education and Student Affairs (NASPA), and has completed a year-long fellowship with the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA).
2021, Rogers Family Foundation/ Moseley Foundation ($45,000) grant for Single Parents in College. Supporting the 40 students with academic advising, coaching, and career development through Parent and Family Engagement College activities.
2016, U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant. $20,000 grant to support single parents in college (Endicott College in Boston). Funding to develop coaching, support, and academic activities for parents and children. The research was highlighted by Annie E Casey Foundation (2019).
2007, U.S. Department of Education. Fund for the Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant. Research and Program grant to support undergraduate bilingual early childhood education students toward completion of a two-year degree. $400,000 grant over three year period. Principal investigator in the research study (2012).
2004, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, $250,000 grant for the Latino After School Initiative (LASI), funding to support afterschool grants for Latino-led organizations in Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, and Somerville. The research documented at the Gaston Institute for Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston (2009)
Juica, M. (2020). The Experiences of undocumented students in college: Dreams and Aspirations in their own words. Lesley University, Ph.D. dissertation, Boston, MA.
Juica, M. (2021). Inclusive college campus for bilingual adult learners (a case study of Endicott College Boston) [Annual Conference, Presenter]. National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA), Minneapolis.
Juica, M. (2016). It Takes More than Convenient Hours: Working with Highly Non-Traditional Students. The EvoLLLution. https://evolllution.com/attracting-students/retention/it-takes-more-than-convenient-hours-working-with-highly-non-traditional-students-part-1-2/
LST100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry "Immigrants in Boston" (2013)
ED101 - Introduction to Education
ED210 - Integration of Technology in the Classroom
HMS330 - Non-Profit for Social Change: Philanthropy in Action
POL305 - Social Policy
LST305 - Applied Research Methods
LST489 - Senior Thesis I
LST490 - Senior Thesis II