As Executive Director of the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, Shaun is well-versed in topics related to gender and race. He's spent his career advocating for equality by speaking to audiences about black and Latino student success and college engagement.
Recognized for his work in the context of educational settings, Harper offers audiences a wellspring of information about race theory and trends related to the topic matter. As one of the nation's most sought-after speakers on race and racism, he provides research-based information about equity trends.
Why you should book Shaun Harper for your next event
- Audiences are interested in Harper’s in-depth knowledge about race and gender issues in America.
- Providing insight into race trends and challenges, he offers a thought-provoking keynote about the state of race and gender relations. His talk offers listeners research-backed information to empower change. Participants receive actionable steps to address race and gender issues, as well as detailed information on current trends.
- He’s published 12 popular books on education, racism, and student engagement. His 2010 book, entitled Student Services, serves as a handbook for professionals in the field of education.
Shaun Harper transforms the way that educators, politicians, and the public view equity. By understanding race and gender trends, his peer-reviewed research and books on the topic enlighten readers about modern developments related to education. Harper provides insight into strategies for helping students to advance in education and social scenarios.
Receiving more than $12 million in contracts and grants, he focuses his work on student retention and engagement. Cited in more than 7,000 publications, his research has transformed how people view race in America. From high school to college data, his close examination of trends related to race and gender focuses a spotlight on societal challenges and provides the opportunity to address systemic issues.
Harper worked on race-related research at the University of Pennsylvania for a decade. He subsequently moved to California to serve as Executive Director at the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center. In addressing issues related to student engagement and opportunity gaps, Harper is transforming the way educators view learners’ performance and success.
He serves as president of the Study of Higher Education Association and has been recognized as one of the most influential educators in his field by Education Week. Harper also served on Barack Obama’s Advisory Council, My Brother’s Keeper.
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