Chezare A. Warren, PhD is an Associate Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Education Policy. He was a classroom teacher and school administrator before completing the Policy Studies in Urban Education doctoral program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to joining the LPO faculty, Dr. Warren was a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and faculty member in the Michigan State University College of Education. He has also held visiting appointments at Stanford University and New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. He is a scholar of race and intersectional justice with particular interests in understanding the conditions that facilitate Black boys’ education success. More broadly, Dr. Warren employs primarily qualitative research methodologies to critically examine factors that both enable and sustain humanizing experiences of school for Black youth in the United States. His work as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI has garnered more than $750,000 in funding from foundations that include Spencer, William T. Grant, and Kellogg.