Travis Dumas

Travis Dumas is a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Urban Schooling program. Travis completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA where he also became a McNair research scholar, examining the impacts of stereotyping and stereotype threat on the retention of African-American male college students. Accompanied by his research experience is three years of education related work experience including college access mentoring, tutoring, and peer advising. While his research interests are evolving they continue to revolve around race, policy, and inequalities in education.

BMI Staff

Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.
Founder & Director

Samarah Blackmon, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Rachel Thomas
Program Coordinator 

LaJuana Richards
Program Coordinator

Student Affairs Liaison

Kevin Dougherty, Ed.D.
Student Affairs Liaison 

Graduate Researchers

Anthony Tróchez, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher 

Bianca Haro, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher – HAMP

Kenjus Watson, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher – Lumina; HAMP

Daniel Harris, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – G2G Project

Earl J. Edwards, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher

Travis Dumas, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – Lumina

Tr'Vel Lyons, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – G2G Project

Joanna Navarro, Undergraduate
Undergraduate Student Researcher Assistant