- Program Manager, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Escontrías is an alumnus of Arizona State University (ASU) having received his EdD (2012) and MEd (2006) in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and his BA (2003) in the Sociology Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
He has served in various academic, student affairs, and research professional capacities within higher education over the last decade. At ASU he served as Managing Director of the Learning Sciences Institute, Director of Academic Personnel for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Assistant to the Dean of Natural Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Coordinator for the Memorial Union Programs and Activities, Activities Advisor for the Associated Students of ASU, Community Outreach Specialist for Access ASU, and as Office and Projects Specialist for the Hispanic Research Center.
He is committed to serving our community and therefore is currently the co-chair of the Thriving Together Community Engagement Team, president of the LGBT Devils’ Pride Chapter (ASU Alumni Association), a member of Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, and a group exercise instructor at the Lincoln Family Downtown Phoenix YMCA. Nationally he is affiliated with the American Educational Research Association and the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Ensuring equality, access to higher education, and student success are some of his passions. Recently his work to advance these passions have been recognized as he was awarded the MLK Diversity Award in Education by the Tempe Human Relations Commission (2014), was selected as one of 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 in Arizona (2013) and awarded the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Award (classified staff/service professional/administrator category) from the Committee for Campus Inclusion at ASU.
- EdD, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University, 2012
- MEd, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University, 2006
- BA, Sociology, Arizona State University, 2003