Anthony Abraham Jack
Published May 2, 2015
Updated April 22, 2021

Anthony Abraham Jack is an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His research examines diversity among lower-income undergraduates, both those who enter college from local public high schools and those from boarding, day or prep schools. Jack’s first book is The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students¬†(2019).

Jack held fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation, and was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. The National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan named him an Emerging Diversity Scholar.

Expertise: Higher education, diversity at elite colleges, cultural capital, urban poverty, educational inequality, lower-income students

Location: Boston, Mass.


Phone: 617-496-5889

Twitter: @tony_jack

Heard on American RadioWorks: The First Gen Movement

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