Tyrone C. Howard, PhD, is a professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. Howard is also the inaugural director of the new UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, a campus-wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for California’s most vulnerable youth populations.
Patrick Camangian, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and coordinator of the Urban Education and Social Justice Credential and Master’s program at the University of San Francisco School of Education.
Earl J. Edwards is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. Prior to attending UCLA, Earl was a high school special education teacher and received his master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Public School Administration.
Maisah Howard, MEd, MSW, is a former children’s social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Maisah has provided professional development for teachers, staffs, and administrators nationally, focusing on ways to support the needs of children and families dealing with social emotional trauma.
Andréa C. Minkoff, PhD, is an alumna of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA, having earned her PhD in education with an emphasis in urban schooling. Prior to that, she earned her preliminary multiple-subject credential, MAT, and BA from Occidental College.
Tonikiaa Orange, PhD, is a former classroom teacher and principal. She has taught in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA for the past ten years, where she teaches preservice teachers and principals in training.
Jonli D. Tunstall, PhD, has, over the course of her fourteen-year tenure at UCLA, served in a number of formal and informal positions that have contributed to the acceptance and graduation of underrepresented students across the country.
Kenjus T. Watson teaches courses on educational inequality, urban education, critical race theory, and social identity and group behavior in the Education Department at Occidental College.