Lazaro Camacho, Jr.


Dr. Camacho is a Rhode Island native and two-time graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Driven by a mission centered in mentorship and student support, he strives to create a learning environment that taps into the potential of each student and challenges them to become active learners. To accomplish this, he relies on his 14 years of higher education experience across a variety of functional areas, institution types, and geographic locations. He believes that positive student success is driven by an intersectional and systemic approach to student-centered learning, teaching, and student support services; one that is maintained through a commitment to collaboration, dynamic change, and a high level of responsiveness.


Dr. Camacho’s scholarship centers the intersection of identity development and educational pathways through a focus on men and masculinities, men of color, intersectional socialization, leadership development, and mentorship.


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University, 2021
  • M.ED., Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University, 2021
  • M.S., HDF/College Student Personnel, University of Rhode Island, 2006
  • B.S., Kinesiology, University of Rhode Island, 2002

Selected Publications

Camacho, L., Sanchez, B., Abeyta, M., Gonzalez, S. A, Gonzalez, A, Orozco, R., Camarillo, N., Rodriguez, A., Cataño, Y. (2023, April). Survival pláticas of Latina/o/x scholars during a global pandemic. Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute. Rutgers University.

Floyd, D. L., Garcia Falconetti, A., Camacho, L. (2022). Postsecondary higher education pathways to workforce credential attainment in the USA. In Equity, high skills and productivity through higher level vocational education. Palgrave.

Camacho, L., Burmicky, J., Cervantes, D., & Salinas, C. (2021). Community college competencies for student educational leadership development and degree pathways. In R. Whitney & J. D. Collins (Eds.). New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 171. Advancing racial equity in leadership education: Centering marginalized institutional contexts (pp. 45– 55). Wiley. 

Camacho, L., Salinas, C., Rodriguez, S. Vasquez, M., & Izaguirre, J. (2021). A values based leadership approach to (re)defining Latino manhood and masculinity. International Journal of Leadership in Education. Advance Online Publication.

Salinas, C., Riley, P., Camacho, L., & Floyd, D. L. (2020). Mentoring experiences and perceptions of Latino male faculty in higher education. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 

Elliott, K., Salinas, C., Torrens, O. D. & Camacho, L. (2018). No role models: The experience of Black and Latino men in a mentoring program at a two-year Hispanic serving institution. In J. McClinton, D. S. B. Mitchell, T. Carr, M. A. Melton, & G. B. Hughes (Eds), Mentoring at Minority Serving Institutions: Theory, design, practice and impact, (pp. 45-62); Information Age Publishing.

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