Marc J. Guerrero

Associate Professor, Morgridge College of Education; Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

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What I do

As Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE), I work on curricular innovation and all things related to our brilliant students in MCE.

Professional Biography

Dr. Marc Johnston Guerrero is a highly accomplished scholar in the interdisciplinary fields of Higher Education & Student Affairs and Critical Mixed Race Studies and an emerging academic leader. He is currently Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. Previously, he served as Associate Department Chair in the Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education & Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Guerrero is the author of over 60 published works across a range of outlets (from top-tier, high-impact journals to practice-oriented, open-access outlets). As a sought-after expert on racial dynamics in higher education with a focus on Asian Americans and multiraciality, he has delivered over 160 presentations, including four international invited talks. Guerrero has served on four editorial boards in the field of education and is a former associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education and the Review of Educational Research. Additional service and leadership highlights include completing a three-year term on the ACPA-College Student Educators International Governing Board and being a fellow with the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program (ALP). Mentoring and advising are central to Guerrero’s work as a faculty member and he has advised to completion 15 PhD students while at OSU and frequently collaborates with students to learn the research and publishing enterprise.


  • BS, Human Biology, Michigan State University
  • MA, Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Featured Publications

Combs, L. D., & Johnston-Guerrero, M. P. (2022). At Home or On Tour? Mixed Race Filipina/o American Refllections on Identity and Visiting the Motherland. QUALITATIVE REPORT, 27(10), 2359-2376.
Johnston-Guerrero, M. P., & Zhao, K. (2022). Is affirmative action interfering with the Chinese dream in America? Exploring WeChat users' views on affirmative action in US. college admissions. RACE ETHNICITY AND EDUCATION, 25(7), 939-957.