Foothill Welcomes New Ethnic Studies Faculty Member
Welcome Ulysses Acevedo, Foothill’s New Ethnic Studies Faculty Member! After transferring from community college, Ulysses Acevedo attended San Francisco State University, earning a B.A. in Latina/o Studies and an M.A. in Ethnic Studies. Informed by his own experience as the first person in his family to attend college, the focus of his research has been the role of identity-based student group participation on retention and completion rates for Chicano men at community colleges.
Over the last five years, he has taught courses at Chabot, Laney, and San Jose City Colleges in Ethnic Studies and Mexican and Latin-American Studies. These courses have included traditional face-to-face on-campus classes; both asynchronous and synchronous online classes; and dual-enrollment community college classes taught off-campus, including at middle, high, adult and continuation schools. He has also worked in multi-departmental committees on the development of Ethnic Studies curricula and the Ethnic Studies certification program at Chabot College.
He is deeply passionate about fostering and facilitating student groups. At Chabot, he worked closely with a student group, the Stay Woke Collective to organize four annual Ethnic Studies summits. In his time at Chabot, he also served on several faculty working groups including the Ethnic Studies Pathways Committee and the Latino Male Retention Committee.
In the fall quarter, Ulysses will teach three sections of ETHN51: Intro to Ethnic Studies. Ulysses sees Ethnic Studies as a vital bridge between higher education and the communities that students are rooted in and he is excited to help grow the Ethnic Studies program at Foothill College.