Michele S. Moses
Professor of Education

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Gay students
  • Gender
  • Parent involvement
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Race and diversity

Michele S. Moses is a professor of education who is centrally concerned with education policy studies, especially as related to race/ethnicity, gender and equality of educational opportunity. She received a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado and a master’s in higher education and student affairs from the University of Vermont. Moses’s research aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the roots of moral disagreements and political debates over affirmative action, as well as how college access/outreach programs affect low-income students’ social capital. Moses has been a Spencer dissertation fellow, National Academy of Education/Spencer postdoctoral fellow, and Fulbright New Century scholar and specialist. She was awarded the Early Career Contribution Award from the American Educational Research Association. Her books include “Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-Conscious Education Policy” and “Affirmative Action Matters: Creating Opportunities for Students around the World.”