Tyrone C. Howard

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Demographics
  • Graduation rate
  • Minority students
  • Poverty
  • Race and diversity
  • State of education
  • Urban education

Tyrone C. Howard is a professor of education at UCLA in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ Urban Schooling Division. He is also the associate dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Department of Education & Information Studies and the director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Howard’s work has centered on the achievement gap facing African American and other culturally diverse students and the importance of providing teachers the skills and knowledge to assist them in reversing persistent underachievement. He is one of the foremost experts on race, culture, teaching and learning in urban schools. He is the author of the Teachers College Press best-sellers “Race, Culture, and the Achievement Gap” and “Black Male(d).” Howard has contributed to NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Education Week, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post and the New York Times Educational Issues Forum. He has published over 75 peer review journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entrees, and technical reports and is the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university.