access to education


Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center. Her focus is on girls who experience sexual harassment and violence, are denied athletic opportunities, face unfair discipline, or are discriminated against because they are pregnant.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Ohio | Subjects:

Muhammad Khalifa is a professor of educational administration and executive director for urban education initiatives at the Ohio State University. He is the president and CEO of the Culturally Responsive School Leadership Academy, and has worked as a public school teacher and administrator in Detroit.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Ohio | Subjects:

Donna Y. Ford is a distinguished professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on, among other subjects, the achievement gap; recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education; multicultural curriculum and instruction, and African American family involvement.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Virginia | Subjects: ,

Anna Maria Chávez is the executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). She is an expert on women’s leadership, youth development, and public policy. She serves on the board of the SCAN Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving eldercare. Chávez also created the Ban Bossy campaign to encourage young girls to lead.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Deborah A. Santiago is the cofounder and CEO at Excelencia in Education, an organization that aims to improve Latino access in higher education. Santiago’s work concentrates on state and federal policy, financial aid, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and the evaluation of effective institutional practices. She was recently appointed to the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce.

Updated 11/19/21 | Location: | Subjects:

Stella Flores is an associate professor of higher education and public policy and director of research and strategy for the Education Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the impact of state and federal policies on low-income and underrepresented college students especially immigrant and English learner students.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Pedro Noguera is a sociologist and dean of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He researches ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Patricia Gándara is a research professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Her research interests include the impact of migration on Mexican origin students in the U.S. and those returning to Mexico, as well as pathways to educational attainment for Mexican students and U.S. students of Mexican origin.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: , ,

Dana Thompson Dorsey is the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Endowed Chair in Education Innovation at the University of South Florida. Her research examines education laws, policies and practices, and how they shape educational equity, access and opportunities for minoritized and underserved populations.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is executive director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on marginalized student populations in marginalized institutional contexts, particularly how underrepresented and underserved students navigate open systems of admissions to further education and/or gainful employment.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Valerie Lundy-Wagner is assistant vice chancellor of research and data at California Community Colleges. Her interests include postsecondary access and completion, community colleges, and comprehensive regional four-year institutions, with specific attention to minority-serving institutions, the STEM fields, and the role of race, class and gender.