Dr. Shaun Harper

Shaun R. Harperall is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education, Gender Studies, and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, home of the Penn Equity Institutes. Professor Harper has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His 12 books include Student Engagement in Higher Education (Routledge, 2014), Advancing Black Male Student Success from Preschool through Ph.D. (Stylus, 2015), and the 5th edition of Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Dr. Harper has received the NASPA Robert H. Shaffer Award for Faculty Excellence and the NASPA Outstanding Contribution to Research Award. NASPA named him a Pillar of the Profession in 2013. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR and featured or quoted in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and over 400 other media outlets. He was recently elected President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and previously served on the NASPA Board of Directors.