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Camille M. Wilson
Biographical Information

Camille M. Wilson, Ph.D., is a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and Professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy at the University of Michigan. She explores the intersections of school-family-community engagement, urban educational reform, and transformative K-12 leadership from critical, gendered, and racial justice perspectives. In addition to publishing her scholarship extensively in national and international venues, her work and commentary has been featured in prominent media outlets like the New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar. Actively collaborating with youth, family, and community activists in national and regional educational improvement initiatives is another vital aspect of her work. In 2020, Dr. Wilson founded the University of Michigan School of Education’s CREATE Center. The CREATE Center fosters community-based research on equity, activism, and transformative education.

Dr. Wilson’s work has been published in journals such as Teachers College Record, Educational Administration Quarterly, Equity and Excellence in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, the International Journal of Leadership Education, and in numerous scholarly books. She has presented her work throughout the U.S. and in several international venues, including as in invited guest lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill in Barbados.  Dr. Wilson received her Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001.