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About Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education, Shaun R. Harper is an expert on race, campus climates, and student success in higher education. He is the Clifford and Betty Allen Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, and founding executive director of the USC Race & Equity Center. He also is president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Harper has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications, and received more than $12 million in research grants. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing his 13th book, Race Matters in College. His research has been cited in more than 7,500 published studies. The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, and over 11,000 news outlets have quoted Professor Harper and featured his research. He has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR. He spent a decade on the University of Pennsylvania faculty, where he founded the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education.

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



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

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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

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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