Alfredo J. Artiles
Dean and Professor


  • English language learners
  • Innovative professional development
  • Low-income students
  • Race and diversity
  • Research and methodology
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Alfredo J. Artiles is dean of the Graduate College and the Ryan C. Harris professor of special education at Arizona State University. His scholarship focuses on understanding and addressing educational inequities related to the intersections of disability with other sociocultural differences. His work aims to advance policies, personnel preparation programs, and inclusive educational systems in diverse contexts. Artiles directs the Equity Alliance, edits the Teachers College Press book series “Disability, Culture, & Equity,” and is co-editor of the International Multilingual Research Journal. He was vice president of the American Educational Research Association from 2009 to 2011 and is an AERA fellow. He has held visiting professorships in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Guatemala and served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Recent publications include “Keeping the Promise? Contextualizing Inclusive Education in Developing Countries, “World Yearbook of Education 2017: Assessment Inequalities,” and “Inclusive Education: Examining Equity on Five Continents.”