Since Fall 2006, Teachers College has been adding impressive new faculty members across its three core fields of education, psychology, and health. These new hires represent more than 40 percent of the College’s full-time tenure-track faculty. Joining TC this year are:
Sonya Douglass Horsford, Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Senior Research Associate at TC’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Dr. Horsford’s research focuses on the intersections of race, inequality, and the social context of education leadership, particularly at the district and state levels. Horsford is the editor or co-editor of three books and author of Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration (Teachers College Press, 2011). Her latest book project, The Politics of Education Policy in an Era of Inequality: Possibilities Toward Democratic Schooling (with Janelle Scott and Gary Anderson, slated for publication in Fall 2017), is an education policy and politics text for practicing and aspiring education leaders. Dr. Horsford earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2007 and Master of Public Administration in 2002 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining Teachers College, she served as an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and Assistant Professor of Education Leadership at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also served as Senior Resident Scholar of Education at The Lincy Institute at UNLV, an applied research institute committed to building Southern Nevada’s civic capacity and infrastructure in the areas of health, education, and social services through community-based, research-practice partnerships.