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Marc Guerrero

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 688-1428
guerrero.55@osu.edu

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Biography

Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University and is also affiliated faculty with the Asian American Studies program. He completed a Ph.D. in Education (with an emphasis in Higher Education & Organizational Change) from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he did assessment work for UCLA’s Office of Residential Life and served as a Graduate Fellow in UCLA’s Institute for Society and Genetics. These experiences integrated his background in Human Biology (BS, Michigan State University) and Student Affairs Administration (MA, Michigan State University), after having worked in academic advising and multicultural affairs units across several institutions, including the University of Arizona and New York University.

Johnston-Guerrero’s research interests focus on diversity and social justice issues in higher education and student affairs, with specific attention to college students negotiating and making meaning of race and racism and Multiracial/mixed race issues. He has given over 100 presentations on best practices and research findings at conferences and institutions around the country and has published over 30 articles and book chapters focusing on diversity related issues, including his co-authored chapter (with Kevin Nadal, John Jay College) in Derald Wing Sue’s (2010) Microaggressions and Marginality, which was first to coin the term monoracism as a unique system of oppression facing multiracial individuals. Marc is active in several higher education associations, including the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) where he is the newly elected Member-at-Large, Faculty for the ACPA Governing Board. He also served as Co-Chair of ACPA’s Multiracial Network (MRN). He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Higher Education and editorial board member for the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity.

Education

Ph.D., Education (Higher Education & Organizational Change), UCLA
M.A., Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
B.S., Human Biology, Michigan State University

Research Interests

Experience

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Higher Education (2018-2021)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of College Student Development (2015-2021)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity(2016-2019)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice (2011-2014)
  • Director,Asian Pacific American Student Affairs,University of Arizona (2007–2009)
  • Program Administrator,Center for Multicultural Education & Programs,New York University (2006–07)
  • Academic Specialist (Advisor), Office of Supportive Services,Michigan State University (2004–2006)

Honors

  • Research of the Year Award, ACPA MultiRacial Network (2017)
  • Faculty Fellow, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (DICE), OSU College of Education & Human Ecology (2015-16)
  • Philip Clark Award/Fellowship, UCLA Higher Education & Organizational Change (2012)
  • Campbell Book Collection Competition (2nd Place), UCLA Library (2012)
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity/College Board Scholars program (2012)
  • Outstanding Staff Award, Asian American Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Assoc., University. of Arizona (2009)

Selected Publications

  1. Ozaki, C. C., Olson, A. B., Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Pizzolato, J. E. (in press). Understanding persistence using a phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory framework. Community College Review.
  2. Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F. A., Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. & Garcia, G. A. (2019). Campus racial incidents, hate crimes, and white male and female students' racial attitudes. Journal of Higher Education (online first).
  3. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Tran, V. (2018). Is it really the best of both worlds? Exploring notions of privilege associated with multiraciality. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 7(1), 16-37.
  4. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. (2017). The (mis)uses of race in research on college students: A systematic review. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE), 3(1), 6-41.
  5. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. (2017). Reasoning through race: College students of color and the dynamics of racial authority. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10(1), 72-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000040
  6. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P.,& Pizzolato, J. E. (2016). The utility of race and ethnicity in the multidimensional identities of Asian American students. Journal of College Student Development, 57(8), 905-924.
  7. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. (2016). The meanings of race matter: College students learning about race in a not-so-postracial era. American Educational Research Journal, 53(4), 819-849. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831216651144
  8. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Pecero, V. (2016). Exploring race, culture, and family in the identities of mixed heritage students. Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice, 53(3), 281-293. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2016.1165109
  9. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Chaudhari, P. (2016). “Everyone is just mixed to me”: Exploring the role of multiraciality in college students’ racial claims. Equity & Excellence in Education, 49(3), 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/10665684.2016.1194098
  10. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Tran, V. (2016). Born this way? How U.S. college students make sense of the biosocial underpinnings of race and other identities. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 18(2), 107-124.
  11. Johnston, M. P., & Yeung, F. PF. (2014). Asian Americans and campus climate: Investigating group differences around a racial incident. Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice, 51(2), 142-155. https://doi.org/10.1515/jsarp-2014-0015
  12. Garcia, G. A., Johnston, M. P., Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F. A., Giraldo, L. G. (2011). When parties become racialized: Deconstructing racially themed parties. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 48(1), 5-21.
  13. Johnston, M. P., & Nadal, K. L. (2010). Multiracial microaggressions: Exposing monoracism in everyday life and clinical practice. In D. W. Sue (Ed.), Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact (pp. 123-144). New York: Wiley & Sons.

Selected Presentations

  1. Cristobal, N., Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Garcia. G. A. (2019, April). Further Contextualizing Racial Identity: Multiracial Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
  2. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., Tran, V. T., & Washington, L. (2019, March). Who is minoritized? Unpacking racialized terminology in higher education. Session presented at the ACPA Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
  3. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., Chaudhari, P., Barrett, B. A., & Logia, J. (2018, March). From Access to Alumni: Reimagining Multiracial Student Journeys to and through College. Panel presentation at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, College Park, Maryland.
  4. Lou, H. C., Schneider, F., & Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. (2017, March). Who gets to choose? Complicating fluid identities in higher education. Workshop presented at the ACPA Annual Convention, Columbus, OH.
  5. Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., Garcia, G. A., Garibay, J. C., & Herrera, F. A.  (2015, November). “I’m for access but…”: Complicating college student support for undocumented immigrant access to public education. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO
  6. Johnston, M. P., Garcia, G. A., Herrera, F. A., & Garibay, J. C. (2014, November). Examining the influences of college environments and experiences on student attitudes towards prohibiting racist/sexist speech. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  7. Johnston, M. P., & Pecero, V. (2014, November). Disentangling race and culture in familial influences on mixed heritage college students' identities. Paper presented at the Council for Ethnic Participation Preconference Forum, Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  8. Johnston, M. P. (2013, May). Moving beyond check-boxes: Researching multiraciality in changing contexts. Major Workshop presented at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), New Orleans, LA.
  9. Johnston, M. P., & Yeung, F. PF. (2013, April). Campus racial climate and the Asian American experience: Differences across racial groups and after a racially-biased incident. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  10. Johnston, M. P., Pizzolato, J. E., Deleon, R. (2012, November). When the political becomes psychological: Disparate contextual influences on Asian American student development. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  11. Johnston, M. P. (2012, June). Eugenics and higher education: Exposing the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of a persistent ideology. Workshop presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), New York, NY.
  12. Johnston, M. P. (2012, April). Race as both biologically and socially constructed: Exploring the nature of college students’ racial conceptions. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  13. Kasch, D., & Johnston, M. P. (2012, April). Everyday racism and the ubiquity of social media: An examination of cyber-microaggressions on college campuses. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  14. Johnston, M. P., & Chaudhari, P. (2010, March). Beyond multiracial 101: Innovating multiracial theory, research, and professional practice. Workshop presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
  15. Johnston, M. P., Xayaphanh, D., & Ousley, M. (2008, March). Navigating the model minority myth: Student success programs for Asian/Pacific Islanders. Sponsored workshop presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Boston, MA.