monday, March 2, 2020

Opening Plenary Session: 8:30 - 10:15 am, Audubon Ballroom


Male Student Success

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.
Provost Professor - Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California


Shaun R. Harper. Ph.D. is a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also is the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, founder and executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center, president-elect of the American Educational Research Association, and a past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Dr. Harper’s research focuses primarily on race, gender, and other dimensions of equity in an array of organizational contexts, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporations. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. Review of Research in Education, Teachers College Record, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Review of Higher Education are some journals in which his research is published. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing his thirteenth book Race Matters in College. His research has been cited in nearly 12,000 published studies.

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and several thousand other news outlets have quoted Professor Harper and featured his research. He has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR. He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented his research at various White House and U.S. Department of Education convenings. He was appointed to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper advisory council in 2015, and recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education in 2017.


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