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.
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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
- Critical Race Perspectives in Education
- Case Studies in Higher Education
- Qualitative Research Methods in Education
- Contemporary Issues in U.S. Higher Education
|2000 ‐ 2003||PhD, Indiana University - Bloomington|
|1998 ‐ 2000||M.S., Indiana University Bloomington|
|1994 ‐ 1998||B.S., Albany State University|
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