"The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action." -Herbert Spencer

Welcome and thanks for visiting! I am an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. My specialities are urban schools and policy, multicultural education, teacher preparation, and social justice. This website contains information about my teaching, research, and related experiences. 

Learn more about my book from Teachers College Press! Download the publicity flyer here

In The News...

 Visit my Academia.edu page for links to recent publications from Teachers College Record, The Urban ReviewMulticultural Perspectives, and Critical Education

 Public scholarship is important to me! My recent articles that have appeared in The Huffington Post and The Washington Post are collected here

  I am in my second year as co-chair of the AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ). Visit our website and Facebook page

To learn more about Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms (Stairs, Donnell & Dunn, 2011), check out this story about the book and how we collaborated with local teachers!