About Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper's research examines race and gender in education and social contexts, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses, Black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education, and college student engagement. He also occasionally writes about intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Harper has published 12 books and more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. He has received over $11.4 million in research grants.
Several education associations have praised Professor Harper’s scholarship, including the American Educational Research Association (2010 Division G Early Career Award, 2014 Relating Research to Practice Award); Association for the Study of Higher Education (2008 Early Career Award); National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (2004 Dissertation of the Year Award, 2010 Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, 2012 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Faculty Excellence, 2013 Pillar of the Profession); American College Personnel Association (2005 Emerging Scholar Award, 2006 Annuit Coeptis Award, 2014 Contribution to Knowledge Award); and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (2008 Excellence in Research Award).
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and over 400 other media outlets have quoted Dr. Harper and highlighted his research. He has appeared on CNN, ESPN, CSPAN, and NPR.
Dr. Harper earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Albany State, a historically Black university in Georgia, and his Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University.
Professor Harper is founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Visit the Center's website at: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/equity
Follow him on Twitter @DrShaunHarper

Positions

Present Faculty Affiliate, National Center on Fathers and Families, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Faculty Fellow, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Editor-in-Chief, Routledge Book Series on Race and Racism in American Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Co-Founder and Project Director, Penn GSE Grad Prep Academy, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Co-Director, RISE for Boys and Men of Color, University of Pennsylvania
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Present Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania
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2007 Present Dr. Harper is a tenured faculty member in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Race and Racism in Higher Education, Black Male College Access and Achievement, College Men and Masculinities, and Undergraduate Student Development, Engagement and Outcomes

Honors and Awards

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Relating Research to Practice Award, National Association of Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA) Pillar of the Profession, and Association for the Study of the Higher Education (ASHE) Early Career Award

Courses

  • Critical Race Perspectives in Education
  • Case Studies in Higher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • Contemporary Issues in U.S. Higher Education

Education

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20002003 Graduate Student, Indiana University - Bloomington
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19982000 Graduate Student, Indiana University Bloomington
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19941998 Undergraduate Student, Albany State University
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Contact Information

Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-5147
Website: www.works.bepress.com/sharper
Twitter @DrShaunHarper


Black and Latino Male Students (27)

Race, Diversity, and Minoritized Students (9)

College Men and Masculinities (6)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (3)

Other Higher Education Topics (4)