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Domino R. Perez, Director BUR 552, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-4557

Julian Vasquez Heilig

Associate Professor Ph.D., Stanford University

Julian Vasquez Heilig


  • Phone: (512) 475-8586
  • Office: SZB 374D
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: D5400


Julian Vasquez Heilig is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis and a masters in Sociology from Stanford University. He also holds a masters of Education Policy from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and his bachelors, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. His current research includes quantitatively examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms and incentive systems impact urban minority students. Additionally, his qualitative work considers the sociological mechanisms by which immigrant student achievement and progress occur in relation to specific NCLB-inspired accountability policies. Julian's research interests also include issues of access, diversity and equity in higher education. He was recently named the Associate Director of Program Centers by the University Council of Education Administration (UCEA) and is a Co-Director of the University of Texas Center for Collaborative Educational Research and Policy (UTCCERP).


Educational Policy, Access and Equity; High-Stakes Testing and Assessment Policies; Minority Issues in Education; Statistical Methods and Applications in Educational Policy Analysis; Sociology of Education; and Urban Education.

MAS 392 • Foundatns Of Education Policy

36130 • Fall 2011
Meets M 400pm-700pm SZB 380
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Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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