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About Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper founded and serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education. He studies topics pertaining to race and gender in education and social contexts, equity trends and climate issues on college campuses, Black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education, college student engagement, and intercollegiate athletics. His research has been cited in nearly 5,000 published studies.
 
Professor Harper is author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications, and recipient of over $12 million in research grants. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing his 13th book, Race Matters in College. The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, and over 11,000 other newspapers have quoted Dr. Harper and featured his research. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR.
 
Dr. Harper was recently elected president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and recognized in Education Week as one of the 12 most influential professors in the field of education. He is a member of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper advisory council.
 
His bachelor’s degree in education is from Albany State, a historically black university in Georgia, and his Ph.D. in higher education is from Indiana University.

Follow him on Twitter @DrShaunHarper

Positions

2007 Present Dr. Harper is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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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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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Relating Research to Practice Award
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA) Pillar of the Profession
  • 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 PhD, Indiana University - Bloomington
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19982000 M.S., Indiana University Bloomington
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19941998 B.S., 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


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