Visiting Professor

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Jonathan L. Hamilton is completing a Ph.D in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership program with a concentration in African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral research and experience working with school districts focus on how school leaders negotiate the politics of race, equity, and social justice when they are in the process of developing and implementing school improvement policies and plans.

Jonathan has worked in a variety capacities in the education sector: as a public school teacher in Ohio, Site Director of the Champaign, Illinois Freedom School Summer Program, founder of a critical media literacy youth program, and as a consultant for school districts in Illinois and Minnesota. More recently, he served as the Research Director of Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and is currently a Visiting Instructor in the Educational Studies Department at Macalester College.