Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Georgia State University. She is the co-author of Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K–12 Classrooms (Stairs, Donnell, & Dunn, 2011). Her research focuses on urban schools, students, and teachers, and on the intersections between social justice, multicultural education, and educational policy. She has published her scholarship in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, presented at numerous national and international conferences, and received awards for her research, teaching, and service. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation in Critical Education and Social Justice award from the American Educational Research Association and the Carl V. Patton’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty Community Service and Social Action from Georgia State University. A former high school English teacher, she received her Ph.D. in educational studies from Emory University.