Amy Stuart Wells
Member Since: 2014
Amy Stuart Wells is a Professor and the Director of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also Executive Director of Reimagining Education: Teaching, Learning and Leading for a Racially Just Society, which offers educators three ways to learn and engage with Teachers College faculty, students, and educators while learning about the research on teaching, culture and race to improve their practice. The center piece of this work is the annual Reimagining Education Summer Institute (RESI), four-day professional development institute in July, drawing hundreds of educators from across the country and the world to learn about antiracist strategies for teaching, learning and school culture and climate. She is also the Director of The Public Good: A Public School Support Organization (PSSO) a non-profit dedicated to supporting and sustaining racially diverse public schools by utilizing systematic research to shape professional development for educators, advocacy and re-framing of public schools. From 2018-19, she was President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA); she is a corresponding fellow of the British National Academy; a member of the National Academy of Education and an AERA Fellow. As the author and editor of five books and more than 50 articles and book chapters and well as dozens of research reports and articles for the popular press, Dr. Wells’ research examines the intersection of racial inequality and educational policies.