Shaun Harper
Executive Director

Higher Ed

  • Achievement gap
  • Race and diversity

Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. His research examines race and gender in education; equity trends and racial climates on college campuses; black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education; and intercollegiate athletics. Harper has published 12 books and over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His newest books include “Advancing Black Male Student Success from Preschool Through Ph.D.,” published by Stylus in 2015, and “Scandals in College Sports,” to be published by Routledge in 2016. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN and NPR and featured or quoted in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and over 400 other media outlets. Education Week ranked Harper among the 50 most influential scholars in education.