Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

Tyrone C. HowardDr. Tyrone C. Howard is a Professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and Director of Center X at UCLA. His research is concerned with issues of access, equity, and increasing the academic achievement of culturally diverse students. In Dr. Howard’s book Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools, Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms, a Teachers College Press bestseller, he shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Dr. Howard's book, Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males, is also a TC Press bestseller. In this work he discusses challenges and solutions in educating African American and other males of color.

Dr. Howard has received recognition from the American Education Research Association, the nation's largest research organization.  He has also received the Distinguished Teaching Award at UCLA, and is regularly featured on National Public Radio. In 2016, he was named by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential educational scholars influencing practice, policy and research.

Dr. Howard is a co-author of Harcourt Social Studies.

Dr. Howard received his BA from the University of California, Irvine, his MA, Department of Education, from California State University Dominguez Hills, and his PhD from the University of Washington/Seattle.