Renowned Scholar Named Hagler Institute Fellow
H. Richard “Rich” Milner IV Will Work with SEHD Students and Faculty
A national researcher and leader in urban education and teacher education will collaborate with our school as a new Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.
Dr. H. Richard “Rich” Milner IV was among thirteen distinguished scholars selected by the Hagler Institute last month. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the immediate past president and Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest research organization in the world. He is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education, and by courtesy, Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
Milner studies people’s discourses about race and racism and how school policies influence students’ opportunities to learn across urban school contexts. A former high school teacher, community college instructor, journal editor and thought leader, Milner will now bring over 25 years of experience as an educational researcher to work with our students, researchers and faculty.
“I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University,” said Milner. “We have an opportunity to build research agendas that help us know more about ways to support young people and educators across our nation and world, drawing from rigorous research tools to improve human conditions.”
Through his work, Milner has been a leader in defining and conceptualizing the field of urban education, developing a conceptual framework on researcher positionality that is used in many fields including health sciences, and building tools and addressing opportunity gaps with teachers to support all students. He has also shared his expertise with Education Week, National Public Radio (NPR) and The New York Times, among others.
On October 23, Milner delivered a lecture at Rudder Forum on how researchers should focus on principles for achieving justice and equity in education and beyond.