Jerry Rosiek
Associate Professor, Education Studies

K-12, Higher Ed

  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Demographics
  • Low-income students 
  • Minority students
  • Native American students
  • Poverty
  • Race and diversity 
  • Urban education
  • Education reform

Jerry Rosiek is an expert on the patterns of racial and class inequality in schools. At the University of Oregon, he is an associate professor of education studies whose research is dedicated to promoting equality of educational opportunity in the educational system. Jerry documents the broad effects of institutionalized racism on the minds and hearts of students. Most recently, he has focused on the effects of racial segregation in schools on children. His work challenges narrow conceptions of educational outcomes, over-reliance on standardized testing, and increasingly prescriptive approaches to teacher education. Jerry advocates for working conditions that enable teachers to advocate for students against the grain of institutional racism. He was honored with the O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award for his book, titled “Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in US Public Schools.”