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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 Review,
EdWeek, 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 actionPre-order on Amazon

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