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Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs. She’s an expert on sociology and its intersections with education, social class and inequality. Araiza spoke up against the university’s plans for in-person classes in fall 2020.
Joris M. Ray is the superintendent of Shelby County Schools in Tennessee and an expert in K-12 education. Ray grew up in Memphis and attended Shelby County Schools, graduating from Whitehaven High School. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Memphis.
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.
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.
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.
Constance Iloh is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on educational inequities and opportunity; institutional and organizational culture; college access and choice; social context; and student experiences. She is known for the Iloh Model of College-Going Decisions and Trajectories.
Tina Trujillo is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on education inequality, federal educational policymaking and test-based educational reforms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as the deputy provost for graduate education and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.
Walter Kimbrough is president of Dillard University in New Orleans. Previously, he was president of Philander Smith College and held several student affairs positions. Kimbrough is known for his research on HBCUs and African American men in college.
Lisa García Bedolla is an education professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the school’s vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division. She studies the causes and consequences of political inequalities in the United States.