Monique Morris, EdD

Monique Morris, EdD

Fielding alum, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.  Dr. Morris is an Executive Producer and co-writer of the 2019 documentary film, PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, based upon two of her books, Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls (The New Press, 2019) and Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016).

“Pushout” was nominated for in the Outstanding News/Information (series or special) category at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.

Dr. Morris’ work has been profiled by MSNBC, CSPAN2, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and PBS, among other national and local print, radio, and television media. Her research intersects race, gender, education and justice to explore the ways in which Black communities, and other communities of color, are uniquely affected by social policies. She also frequently lectures on the life and legacy of the artist Prince.

EdD in Leadership for Change

Monique W. Morris

Monique W. Morris, EdD

Dr. Morris received her EdD in Leadership for Change from Fielding Graduate University. Her research area focused on educational and other factors that increase the rate of incarceration and detention for African American girls. Her dissertation topic was “Conceptualizing a Culturally Competent and Gender-Responsive Learning Environment for Northern California Black Girls in Confinement.”

To find out more about the EdD in Leadership for Change program, please visit the program overview page on this site, or contact the Fielding Admissions team directly at 805-898-4026.

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