March 2013

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo was invited to take part in a symposium focusing on gender identity and its influence on interest, engagement, and achievement of males of color in science and mathematics.  The symposium will be held in Warrenton, VA on June 2-4, 2013. Carrillo was asked to read through a commissioned report focusing on Latino males and STEM fields and provide guidance on issues of identity and engagement.

April 2013

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo will be hosting Latin@ students from the Latino Ambassadors program (Durham, NC). Ten female and five male Latino high school students will  visit the UNC campus and engage in a rich dialogue with UNC faculty and students. Details are still being finalized.

January 2014

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo, will establish a research and mentorship program (Trailblazers) at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, located in Durham, NC. He will work with a group of Latino male high school students.

March 2014

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo is awarded the UNC-Chapel Hill Chiron award for teaching excellence and service to students. See

May 2014

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo is selected for fifth class of faculty engaged fellows. See:

November 2014

Dr.  Juan F. Carrillo signed a book contract. His upcoming book will explore the identities of academically successful, working-class, Latino males.

January 2015

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo will participate in the national summit, Ensuring Success for Men of Color: Leveraging Evidence to Drive Better Policy, Practice, and Effective Investment,” which will take place at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

April 2015

Assistant Professor Juan Carrillo has been invited to join the Project MALES Faculty Affiliate program, an initiative of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Project MALES works to cultivate and amplify the work of scholars who focus on the educational experiences of males of color. Organizers of the program are working to build a learning and research community and link members’ research with best practices. (cited directly from:

May 2015

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo is awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. For more information, read here:

August 2015

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo will be participating in the UT Male Student Leadership Summit at The University of Texas at Austin on August 13-14th. For more information, read here:

February 2016

Dr. Juan F. Carrillo becomes the founding director of the Latin@ Education Research Hub (LERH), located at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education. For more information, visit LERH’s facebook page: