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Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera

Dr. Pedro Noguera is a professor and sociologist at New York University whose work focuses on the impact of demographics, as well as of social and economic conditions, on schools around the country.


Dr. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts. He holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of Sociology. Dr. Noguera is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.

Noguera received his masters’ degree in Sociology from Brown in 1982 and his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He was a classroom teacher in public schools in Providence, RI and Oakland, CA, and continues to work with schools nationally and internationally as a researcher and advisor. He has held tenured faculty appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2000-2003), where he was named the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools, and at the University of California, Berkeley (1990-2000), where he was also the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Noguera has published over 200 research and scholarly articles, monographs, research reports, and editorials on topics such as urban school reform, education policy, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society. He is the author of several books including The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race and Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys (with Edward Fergus and Margary Martin).

Learn more at Noguera’s website at New York University.

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