Pedro Antonio Noguera

Pedro Antonio Noguera

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He 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. Dr. Noguera received his bachelors’ degree in Sociology and History and a teaching credential from Brown University in 1981 and earned his masters’ degree in Sociology from Brown in 1982. He earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Dr. Noguera 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. Dr. Noguera has published over 200 research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society.  His work has appeared in multiple major research journals.  

Recent Publications: 

Friedus, A. & Noguera, P. (2015). “Good Will” to “Anachronism”: School Desegregation, Magnet Schools, and the New Public Good” in Humanity & Society’s special issue, “Racializing the Public: The Post-Civil Rights Retreat from Public Education.”

Noguera, P., Pierce, J. & Ahram, R. (eds.). (2015). Race, Equity and Education: The Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 Years After Brown. Springer Press.

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