Rene Antrop-Gonzalez, Dean, School of Urban Education
Rene Antrop-Gonzalez, Ph.D., joined Metropolitan State University in 2015 following two years as Professor and Goizueta Foundation Chair in Education at Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga. Before that, he held several positions within the Second Language Education area of the University of Wisconsin, including Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Early Childhood-Adolescence.
Rene is the author of numerous articles for international refereed journals and has written two books, as well as multiple book chapters. He also has participated in many presentations for students, as well as adult audiences, around the world, often focusing on educational issues of diversity. He is the recipient of numerous grants to fund research on topics involving urban education. In addition, he finds time to contribute to community service organizations, both locally and on the national level.
He holds a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Spanish from the University of Central Florida; a master's degree, magna cum laude, in teaching of English as a second language, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; and a doctor of philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction from Pennsylvania State University.