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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Educational Leadership

In The PAID Educator Podcast interview with Dr. Mark A. Gooden, we discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in education, in addition to the power of HBCUs and the need for more Black leaders.

Find out how Dr. Gooden supplements his higher education salary as an author, speaker and consultant supporting school districts and education leaders in improving their diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

Mark Anthony Gooden, Ph.D., is the Christian Johnson Endeavor Professor in Education Leadership and Director of the Endeavor Leadership Initiative. He is the former Director of the Summer Principals Academy-NYC in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Mark’s research focuses broadly on culturally responsive school leadership with specific interests in anti-racist leadership, the principalship, urban educational leadership and legal issues in education.

His research has appeared in a range of outlets including American Educational Research Journal, Educational Administration Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, & the Journal of School Leadership & Urban Education. Before entering higher education, Mark served as a secondary mathematics teacher and departmental chairperson who facilitated professional development workshops for and with teachers and educational leaders in Columbus Public Schools. Mark transitioned into higher education as an assistant professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati where he also directed several leadership programs for 7 years. He went on to eventually rise to the role of the Margie Gurley Seay Centennial Professor of Education at The University of Texas-Austin. Also, he served as director of the principalship program for nearly 9 years while there.

Mark has spent 18 years in higher education developing and teaching courses in culturally responsive leadership, race, law, and research methods. During that time, he has designed, and facilitated professional development courses/workshops in anti-racist leadership, law, and community building. Mark earned his BA in Mathematics from Albany State University (an HBCU) and his M.Ed. in Mathematics Education, a second master’s, and a PhD in Policy and Leadership, all from The Ohio State University.

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