Tyrone C. Howard is professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ at UCLA. He is also the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning; he has published several bestselling books, and his most recent book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth documents ways schools and colleges can create higher education opportunities for youth of color. Dr. Howard is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, which is an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to improving the educational experiences and life chances of Black males and other males of color. A native of Compton, California, where he also worked for years as a classroom teacher, Dr. Howard was recently named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2016 & 2017, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 60 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform.
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