Roslyn Mickelson
Chancellor's Professor

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Education reform
  • Gender
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Race and diversity
  • School reform
  • STEM education

Roslyn Arlin Mickelson is Chancellor’s Professor and professor of sociology, public policy, and women and gender studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mickelson’s research focuses on the political economy of schooling and school reform, particularly the relationships among race, ethnicity, gender, class, and educational organizations, processes, and outcomes. Mickelson’s current National Science Foundation-supported research investigates the roots of successfully completing college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Additionally, she has investigated school reform in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools since 1988. Harvard Education Press released her coedited book, “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte,” in February 2015. She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the National Educational Policy Center. In 2011 Mickelson received the First Citizens Bank Scholar Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in recognition of her career as a distinguished scholar.