Newsmaker: H. Richard Milner IV
By Bill Zlatos
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Noteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh has named Milner as the Dr. Helen Faison Chair in Urban Education and director of its Center for Urban Education.
Residence: Nashville, Tenn.; looking to move to Pittsburgh this summer.
Family: Wife, Shelley Banks Milner, and 2-year-old twin daughters, Anna and Elise.
Occupation: Associate professor of education and founding director of the Learning, Diversity and Urban Studies Program in Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
Background: Milner is a policy fellow of the National Education Policy Center, editor-in-chief of Urban Education, a journal on metropolitan issues across the globe, and a member of the editorial board of Educational Researcher.
Education: Master's degrees in educational policy and leadership from Ohio State University and in English education and English from South Carolina State University; doctorate in educational policy and leadership from Ohio State.
Quote: “I'm interested in students' opportunities to learn in high-poverty communities, and African American students in particular and the way they engage in the learning process to reach their full capacity.”
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