Reynaldo F. Macías
Professor of Chicana/o Studies, Education, and Applied Linguistics
Ph. D., Linguistics, Minor in Theoretical Linguistics and Language Policy and Planning, Georgetown University, 1979.
M. S. Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1977.
M. A., Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.
B.A., Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969
Dr. Reynaldo F. Macías is a faculty member and former chair of the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the César E. Chávez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction. He has joint faculty appointments in the departments of Education and Applied Linguistics. His previous academic appointment was in the UC Santa Barbara Dept. of Education, during which time he was also the Director of the University of California's Linguistic Minority Research Institute between July 1992 and December 1997. The Institute is designed to focus the academic and research resources of the 9 campuses ofthe University of California on improving the situation of language minorities in the California schools. He is the author, co-author, and editor of six books and over three dozen research articles and chapters on such topics as bilingual education, teacher supply and demand, Chicanos and schooling, adult literacy, language choice, analyses of national language survey data, population projections, language policies, and media research. His work has appeared in such journals as the NABE Journal , the International Journal of the Sociology of Language , and the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. His current research activities are in language policy/politics/demography, adult literacy and teacher studies.
He is a regular consultant to state policy making bodies. He served on the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing advisory committees on specifying professional development opportunities for CLAD preparation (SB 1969), and on Teacher Credentialing for the 21st Century (SB 1422).
He is co-founder of Aztlán—International Journal of Chicano Studies Research, and of the National Association of Chicano Social Science. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Bilingual Education (1983-1985), the National Association for Bilingual Education (he served as Treasurer for the (1986-1987 term), and was the Editor of the National Association for Bilingual Education Journal, from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Macías also served on the Board of Directors for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) between 1988 and 1992, where he helped fashion their language rights program.
From 1979 to 1981, he served as the Assistant Director for Reading and Language Studies at the National Institute of Education in the United States Education Department. He has also received several awards, including Postdoctoral fellowships from the UCLA Institute for American Cultures, the National Research Council, and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Hunter College, NY). He was an affiliated Scholar of the Tomás Rivera Policy Center from 1986 until 1995, where he carried out work on language and literacy policies, as well as bilingual and Chicano teacher supply and demand, preparation and staff development. In 1994, he was honored by the National Association for Bilingual Education as a Pioneer in the field, and again in 1995 for contributions to the organization. In 1996, he was appointed by the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, to the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Literacy.
He received his doctoral degree from Georgetown University in Linguistics, specializing in Sociolinguistics and minoring in Theoretical Linguistics and Language Policy and Planning. He received his bachelors degree in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Education (Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction) from UCLA. He was born and raised in East Los Angeles, graduated from Garfield High School, and attended East Los Angeles College for one year.
- Chicano Studies 97, "Variable Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies." (Winter 2005, Spring 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006, Winter 2007, Winter 2010)
- Chicano Studies 101, "Theoretical Concepts in Chicana and Chicano Studies." (Winter 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2005)
- Chicano Studies M118, "Student-Initiated Retention and Outreach Issues in Higher Education." (Winter 2010)
- Chicano Studies 165, "Language in Education." (Fall 1999)
- Chicano Studies 179, "Language Politics and Policies in the U.S.: Comparative History." (Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Winter 2010)
- Chicano Studies 188-4, "Special Courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 188, seminar 4: Chicana and Chicano Rhetoric." (Spring 2006)
- Chicano Studies 189, "Advanced Honors Seminars Chicano 189, seminar 1: Advanced Honors Seminar for Chicano Studies 101, lecture 1." (Spring 2005)
- Chicano Studies 191-3, "Variable Topics Research Seminars: Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies 191, Seminar 3: Chicana and Chicano Rhetoric." (Spring 2010)
- Chicano Studies 197B, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies 197B: Race, Ethnicity, and Language in the U.S.: A Comparative History." (Spring 2000)
- Chicano Studies 197C, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 197C: Bilingualism and Biliteracy." (Spring 2001)
- Chicano Studies 197D, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 197D: Cultural Pluralism and Schools." (Winter 2010, Fall 2000)
- Chicano Studies 199-18, "Independent Studies." (Fall 2001)
- Chicano Studies M118, "Student-Initiated Retention and Outreach Issues in Higher Education." (Winter 2005, Winter 2006, Winter 2007)
- Fall 2013 UCLA Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Nov 05, 2013
- Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) Nov 05, 2013
- 2013 UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program Oct 08, 2013
- 2013-2014 UCLA Law Fellows Program Application Sep 21, 2013
- 3rd Annual MEDPEP Pre-Health Conference Aug 13, 2013