Harvard Professor to Discuss Educational Equity
Ronald Ferguson, senior lecturer in education and public policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School, will present a lecture titled “Educational Excellence with Equity: A Social Movement for the 21st Century," on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The lecture, which is part of the Levitt Center’s Inequality and Equity series, is free and open to the public.
Ferguson, who received an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and a Ph. D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also in economics, has taught at Harvard since 1983. He holds a joint appointment as a senior lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is also a senior research associate for the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy.
Ferguson is widely published on the topic of the racial achievement gap, and his work has been featured by the National Research Council, the Brookings Institution, and the U.S. Department of Education. His most recent book, Toward Excellence with Equity: An Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010.