Tyrone C. Howard

Phone: (310) 267-4824

Office: Moore Hall 1022B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Professor, Department of African American Studies and Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Endowed Chair and the Inaugural Director, UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families

Tyrone C. Howard is professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ at UCLA. Dr. Howard is an endowed chair and the inaugural director of the new UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, which is a campus wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for the California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning in urban schools. Professor Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males. His most recent book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth (Teachers College Press, 2016) documents ways schools and colleges can create higher education opportunities for youth of color. Dr. Howard is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, which is an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to examining the nexus of race, class, and gender of school age youth

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1998
  • M.A., Education, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1994
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1990
  • Multicultural education
  • Social and political context of schools
  • Urban education
  • Social studies education
  • Educational experience of African American students
  • Howard, T.C.  (2010). Why race and culture matters in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America’s classrooms. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Howard, T.C., & Flennaugh, T. (2010, in press). Research concerns, cautions & considerations on Black males in a “post racial society”. Race, Ethnicity, & Education.
  • Jayakumar, U.M., Howard, T.C., Allen, W.R., & Han, J.C. (2009). Privilege  in the Academy: An exploration of racial climate, faculty retention, and the role of race. Journal of Higher Education, 80(2), 178-203.
  • Howard, T.C. & Reynolds, R.E. (2009). Parental involvement & engagement to improve the school achievement of African American students. Educational Foundations, 22, n1-2, 79-98.
  • Howard, T.C. (2008). “Who really cares?” The disenfranchisement of African American males in PreK-12 schools: A critical race theory perspective. Teachers College Record, 110(5), 954-985