Race + Inequality in Education

Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards
How cultural strengths can be used to minimize the negative outcomes related to racism stress, same race violence, and school/community stressors for African American youth; precursors that lead to Black youth’s agency around Black community uplift

Anthony Brown
Historical and contemporary issues/discourses concerning African American students in schools and society; theory suggesting the examination of historical and racial constructions of African Americans within the social sciences, educational literature and popular discourse/curriculum is vital to making sense of how questions are raised, and how educational and curricular reforms are pursued for present African American students

Keffrelyn Brown
Secondary Education & African American Students

Kevin Cokley
African American psychology: the construction of racial and ethnic identities, Afrocentric psychology, academic motivation, academic self-concept, and understanding the psychological and environmental factors that impact African American student achievement; the impostor phenomenon and its links to mental health and academic outcomes

Noah De Lissovoy
Critical pedagogy and cultural studies; race and racism in education; connecting theories of coloniality and capitalism; globalization, education, and social movements

Douglas Foley
Education Inequality and Race

Kevin Foster
African African American, and African Diaspora Studies, Education, Administration, Anthropology

Louis Harrison Jr.
Cultural Studies in Education, Physical Education

Julian Vasquez Heilig
Quantitatively and qualitatively examining how high-stakes testing and accountability-based reforms/market reforms impact urban minority students;  issues of access, diversity and equity in higher education

Jeanette Herman
Bridging Disciplines Program

Aletha Huston
Effects of poverty and public policy on children and families

Cynthia Osborne
Inequalities in early childhood that negatively influence school readiness for children; policies to strengthen families and early intervention policies

Richard Reddick
Black faculty and faculty of color navigating service obligations and community responsibilities in the context of predominantly White, research-intensive universities; issues of work-life balance for junior faculty of color; phenomenological experiences of faculty teaching, researching, and living in their communities of origin

Victor Saenz
Education Adminstration, Race and Higher Education

Richard Valencia
History of the education of students of color; race, education, and litigation; deficit thinking in education; race and intelligence; school failure and success of students of color; the achievement gap; and systemic school reform

Angela Valenzuela
Cultural Studies in Education, Education Policy

Gregory Vincent
The achievement gap of young African American males and other underrepresented students; education pipeline and social action initiatives; civil rights law; thematic hiring; community-university partnerships; and equity and access in higher education as it pertains to issues of diversity and affirmative action