Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • H. Richard Milner IV

About the Speakers

H. Richard Milner IV

H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education as well as Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He has courtesy professorship appointments in Africana Studies, Sociology and Social Work. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education.  In particular, Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. 

His research has appeared in numerous journals, including Educational Researcher, Journal of Negro Education, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Journal of Black Studies and the Review of Research in Education.  He has published six books, including the best seller, and award winning, Start Where You Are, but Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (published by Harvard Education Press in 2010) and Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms (published by Harvard Education Press in 2015). In 2015, Professor Milner received the Division K Award for Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education from the American Educational Research Association. In 2016, he became a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. 

Currently, he is Editor-in-chief of Urban Education and co-editor of the Handbook of Urban Education, published with Routledge Press in 2014.

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