Welcome 2022 IRT Cohort!

IRT is proud to welcome 104 Scholars into the 2022 Cohort! We are excited by the enthusiasm and diligence these Scholars have already displayed in just the first few weeks of engagement with the program. As is often the case amongst IRT students, this year’s cohort displays a zeal for producing scholarship, developing curriculums, and facilitating interventions which will greatly increase access to education and equity within all aspects of life for historically marginalized populations. Compared to recent years, this cohort has a bigger majority of scholars pursuing fields in education and pursuing Decorate degrees. Psychology, counseling, and therapy are increasingly popular fields amongst IRT scholars as well. We cannot help but wonder how much the pandemic, and our systematic and institutional responses to the global health crisis, have informed these growing fields and degree paths of interest amongst our scholars. One thing is clear; the passion, drive, and brilliance of the 2022 Cohort is a continuation of IRT alumni’s historic excellence, and we are excited to help this next generation of researchers, educators, and leaders apply to graduate programs on their pathways to transformative careers!

As we head into July, our IRT virtual Summer Workshop will begin. Summer Workshop faculty and IRT staff are busy preparing the curriculum, organizing alumni and professional panels, consortium liaison meetings and other events throughout the month.

2022 Cohort Demographics At-A-Glance

Graduate Program Type    

  • PhD/EdD – 80%    
  • MA/MS/MfA/MAT – 19%    
  • both MA and PhD – 1%
Cohort Diversity
  • Black or African American – 33%    
  • Hispanic or Latino – 34%    
  • Asian  – 20%    
  • Native American – 1%    
  • Two or More Races (not Hispanic or Latino) – 7%    
  • White (not Hispanic or Latino)  – 5%
  • Woman 62%    
  • Man 21%   
  • Non-Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Queer 16%


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