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Ransford Pinto

Assistant Director for Graduate Programs, Center for Teaching
Senior Lecturer (Secondary Appointment), Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Dr. Ransford Pinto is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations. He is also the Assistant Director for Graduate Programs at the Center for Teaching. Ransford received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on the intersection of race and gender in educational leadership, educational leadership preparation in a global context, and educational equity, diversity, access, and success in the P-20 system. His most recent study examines the educational and career pathways of Black Women in Senior Leadership Positions in U.S 4-year public Universities.

Ransford has over10 years of teaching experience. He has taught in middle and high schools in Ghana, and undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Prior to his graduate education, Ransford worked at the British Council in his native country, Ghana, as the administrator in charge of the University of Cambridge International Exams.