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  Name:   Dr. Pedro Noguera Ph.D.
Month: July/August/September 2004
Schools: Brown, B.A., 1981
Brown, M.A. 1982
Organization: New York University, Steinhardt School of Education
Title: Professor, Steinhardt School of Education, Director of the Metro Center

Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development at New York University. He also serves as the Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). Noguera is an urban sociologist and his scholarship and research focus on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions. From 2000 - 2003 Noguera served as the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. From 1990 – 2000 he was a Professor at the Graduate School of Education and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley.

Pedro Noguera has published over one hundred and fifty research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, youth violence, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society. His work has appeared in several major research journals and many are available online at He is the author of several ground-breaking books, including: The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada (Peter Lang Publishers, 1997), City Schools and the American Dream (Teachers College Press, 2003), Beyond Resistance (Routledge, 2006); Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools (Josey Bass, 2006). His most recent book is The Trouble With Black Boys and Other Reflects on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education (Josey Bass 2008) (Winner of Critics Choice Award American Educational Studies Association and the Schott Foundation award for research on race and gender). In 2008 Noguera was appointed by New York Governor David Patterson to serve as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY). He is a frequent commentator on educational issues on CNN, National Public Radio and other news outlets. He also serves on the board of several local and national education and youth development organizations.

Pedro Noguera is happily married to Dr. Allyson Pimentel and is the father of four.



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