Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland College Park. He is a Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Hipolito-Delgado has published various book chapters and scholarly journal articles.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado’s research interests include the ethnic identity development of Chicanas/os/xs and Latinas/os/xs, the effects of internalized racism, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of youth. He has received research grants from the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation to study the sociopolitical development of students.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado believes that education is empowering and a tool for increasing social justice in the world. His pedagogical approach is influenced by Paulo Freire and bell. He hopes that his students leave his courses with a deeper sense of critical inquiry, an informed view of what it means to be culturally literate, and a deep desire to become advocates for social justice.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado serves on the Governing Board of the American Counseling Association. He is a former Trustee of the American Counseling Association Foundation. He is also a Past-President for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Areas of Expertise
- Sociopolitical Development of Youth
- Cultural Competence
- Race and Racism
- School Counseling
- Multicultural Counseling
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland College Park
- Masters of Education in Counseling in Student Affairs from the University of California Los Angeles
- Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of California Los Angeles
- Faculty Assembly Award for Service (2014) University of Colorado Denver
- Professional Development Award (2013), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
- Governing Council Representative, American Counseling Association
- Executive Board Representative, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
I study the sociopolitical development of youth, how they come to see themselves as powerful civic actors and take action to improve their schools and community. I also study the ethnic identity development of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x youth, particularly how they come to understand their ethnicity and how racism and the internalization of racism impact this process. Finally, I study how to improve the cultural competence of counselors in training.
Publications and Presentations
- Hipolito-Delgado, C. P., Estrada, D. & Garcia, M. (2017). Diversifying Counsellor Education: A Case Study of U.S. Students of Colour. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 45, 473 - 488. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1379597
- Hipolito-Delgado, C. P. & Zion, S. (2017). Igniting the fire within marginalized youth: The role of critical civic inquiry in fostering ethnic identity and civic self-efficacy. Urban Education, 52, 699 – 717. doi: 10.1177/0042085915574524
- Hipolito-Delgado, C. P. (2016). Internalized racism, perceived racism, and ethnic identity: Exploring their relationship in Latina/o undergraduates. Journal of College Counseling, 19, 98 – 109. doi: 10.1002/jocc.12034
- Padilla, A. & Hipolito-Delgado, C. P. (2015). Empowering Chicana/o and Latina/o High School Students: A Guide for Professional School Counselors. Professional School Counseling, 19, 176 - 187. doi:10.5330/1096-2409-19.1.176
- Watts, R. J. & Hipolito-Delgado, C. P. (2015). Thinking ourselves to liberation?: Advancing sociopolitical action in critical consciousness. Urban Review, 47, 847 – 867. doi: 10.1007/s11256-015-0341-x
- Hipolito-Delgado, C. P. (2014). Decoding the Ethnic Labels Used by Undergraduates of Latin American Descent. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 101 - 119. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2014.00052.x