AMAURY NORA is a Professor and Director of the Center for Student Success at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Professor Nora's research focuses on student academic achievement, pre-college and collegiate psychosocial factors impacting adjustment to college and student persistence, access to higher education for diverse student populations across different types of institutions, academic and social experiences influencing cognitive as well as non-cognitive student outcomes, and theory building and testing.
His inquiries have contributed to the development of theoretical perspectives related to traditional lines of research on college persistence and have helped to focus on research related to minorities in both two- and four-year institutions. Dr. Nora has served as consultant to the American Council of Education, the Ford Foundation, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and reviewer for the National Research Council.
He has published numerous book chapters and articles in refereed journals, has served on the editorial boards of various scholarly journals, and assumed the role of Editor for The Review of Higher Education in January 2004. Dr. Nora holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Houston.