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Terah Talei Venzant Chambers
Biographical Information


Terah Venzant Chambers (Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign) is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration at Michigan State University. Her research interests include post-Brown K-12 education policy and urban education/urban education leadership.  Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). She has previously served as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) with placements in the Office of Rep. Diane E. Watson (retired) and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Venzant Chambers was named the 2010 Outstanding New Faculty Member in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University and received Outstanding Reviewer of the Year awards from the Journal of School Leadership in 2010 and Urban Education in 2013. She has previously served as an associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly (2009-2013) and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (2007-2012) and has published in such journals as the Journal of Negro Education, Educational Studies, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, and Urban Education.