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Belk Center Faculty Affiliate Named Emerging Scholar in Higher Education

Jorge Burmicky

Jorge Burmicky, Ph.D., an assistant professor of higher education leadership and policy studies at Howard University, and Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research faculty affiliate, has been named one of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2024 Emerging Scholars.

Each year, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education editors select candidates from across the nation, based on their research, educational background, publishing and teaching records, and competitiveness and uniqueness in their field of study. Burmicky is one of 15 scholars selected for the 2024 cohort.

Over the course of his career, Burmicky’s research has focused on presidential leadership, particularly on equity-minded and socially just leadership at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and broadly accessible institutions. His research also explores policies and practices related to men of color – most notably, Latinx men in community colleges and the impact of practices and programs serving Latinx men. Burmicky’s current work includes a book proposal on the subject and work on a presidential leadership competency study. 

Burmicky’s research has been featured in the Journal of Applied Research in Community Colleges, the Community College Review, and the Professional School Counseling journal. He is also a current member of the American Educational Research Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

“Jorge’s work to advance equity and improve student outcomes – specifically with our rural community colleges as part of the Ascendium Education Group grant has made an important impact across North Carolina,” said Audrey J. Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. “The entire Belk Center team is very thrilled to celebrate his accomplishments.”

Read more about Dr. Burmicky and view the full 2024 Emerging Scholars list.

About the Belk Center

Creating tools, convening leaders, and catalyzing change: the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research works with educators, researchers, and policymakers to further more equitable community college outcomes in North Carolina and across the nation. We equip community college leaders with actionable insights and create opportunities for collaboration as we tackle the most pressing issues facing students and campuses to build stronger, more resilient communities. The Belk Center is housed in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, a land-grant university that shares our commitment to community colleges and the critical role these institutions play in creating and expanding opportunities for all North Carolinians.