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Kathryn Wiley

Howard University

Dr. Kathryn E. Wiley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education at Howard University. She is an expert in school discipline, climate, and safety, with a focus on race and educational opportunity and has conducted qualitative, mixed-method, and historical research. Her work has appeared in Educational Administration Quarterly, Race Ethnicity and Education, The Urban ReviewEdWeek, and Chalkbeat, among others. An avid public scholar, she is passionate about supporting education leaders, advocates, organizers, and lawmakers in equity-oriented change for racial and social justice in schools and districts. She has worked with federal and state policy coalitions and community organizers to inform evidenced-based policy language and recommendations on school discipline, climate, and safety, often with a focus on creating affirming and sustaining school environments for Black students and educators. Her recent projects address the intersection of exclusionary school discipline and school desegregation, and unethical leadership and whiteness in organizations. She and Lourenço Garcia, Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion at Revere Public School District in Revere, Massachusetts contributed to Schools of opportunity: 10 research-based models of equity in action. Order on Amazon.

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