"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 most recent book from Teachers College Press! Download the publicity flyer here

In The News...

 I was recently awarded the Excellence in Diversity Award from Michigan State University. Here's a short video about the award and my work! 

 My article was the most read article in 2014 in Multicultural Perspectives Journal. Routledge has placed it into their "Class of 2015" and is offering free access. Check it out here

 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

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!