Richard Orozco is an associate professor of secondary education and the interim program director for the M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Alternative Pathway program. Prior to arriving at the University of Arizona in 2013, Orozco served as a faculty member of the College of Education at Oregon State University. He also taught social studies classes for 15 years in a segregated high school in Tucson. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Language, Reading, and Culture from the College of Education in 2009. His research interests include investigating the schooling experiences of students of color using critical whiteness studies, critical race theory, and critical discourse analysis. He has published chapters in various edited books and articles in journals including Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Education Policy, World Studies in Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Multicultural Perspectives, and Whiteness and Education.