H. Richard Milner IV

Member Since: 2021


H. Richard Milner IV is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning and has secondary appointments in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. Professor Milner is President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and an AERA Fellow. Professor Milner has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and he has published seven books, including Start where you are but don’t stay there (Harvard Education Press), Rac(e)ing to class (Harvard Education Press, 2015) and “These kids are out of control” (Corwin Press, 2018). Start where you are has been honored with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Book Award and the American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award. In the fall of 2015, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education assigned his book, Rac(e)ing to Class, to all incoming graduate students and invited alumni across the world to read the book. Later, he delivered a prestigious Askwith Lecture at Harvard, focused on his book. In October 2018, Professor Milner delivered the annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research. His work has been cited or featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Atlantic, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, National Public Radio (NPR), National Education Association Today, Educational Leadership, and Education Week. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Urban Education.

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