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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001

Curriculum Vitae

H. Richard Milner IV

Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching & Learning

Research Area

Urban Education (Students' Opportunities and Access to Learning)
Teacher Education
Race and Equity in Society and Education

Short Biography

H. Richard (Rich) Milner, IV is the Betts Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. He earned the doctor of philosophy degree and master of arts degree in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also earned the master of arts degree in teaching and the bachelor of arts degree in English from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Beginning in the spring of 2008, he became a faculty affiliate in the teacher education program at Nashville's Fisk University. His research, teaching and policy interests are urban education, teacher education, and race and equity in society and education. During his doctoral studies at Ohio State, he was an adjunct instructor at Columbus State Community College, where he taught Reading and Writing courses in the Department of Developmental Studies.

Milner has published more than fifty journal articles and book chapters, and he has published three books. He serves or has served on the editorial board for Teaching and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, Urban Education and the Journal of Curriculum and Supervision and has served as a guest editor for the journal, Theory into Practice. In addition, he has volunteered with the Nashville YWCA GED program, the YWCA NewStart program, the Hadley Park Tutorial program for students of Nashville's Pearl-Cohn High School, and the Room in the Inn Homeless Shelter in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also an adviser to the newly established Association of Black Graduate Students at Peabody.

His research and service have been recognized with the Scholars of Color in Education Early Career Award (2006) of the American Educational Research Association and a Vanderbilt University Affirmative Action and Diversity Initiative Certificate (2005).

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