Art Coleman
Managing Partner

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Accountability
  • Accreditation
  • Admission
  • Civil rights
  • Education reform
  • Race and diversity
  • Standardized tests

Arthur L. Coleman is a managing partner and co-founder of EducationCounsel LLC, one of the preeminent education policy, law and strategy firms in the U.S. Coleman leads the legal and policy work of the College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative and was a principal author of the briefs filed by the College Board and other education organizations in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas regarding race-conscious admissions practices. During the Clinton administration, Coleman served as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, served as an adjunct professor of two law schools and one graduate school of education, and spoken and published extensively regarding legal and policy issues in education. Coleman is a current member of the board of directors of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and of The Lab School of Washington. He is a 1984 honors graduate of Duke University School of Law and a 1981 Phi Beta Kappa and honors graduate of the University of Virginia.