Eddie R. Cole, Ph.D., is associate professor of higher education and organizational change at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the author of The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2020), which explores academic leaders’ role in the shaping racial policies and practices both inside and outside of the educational sphere.
He has received honors for his scholarship on college presidents and race, including: the 2018 Early Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE); a 2017 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award (formerly the Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar Award) from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; and a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Additionally, Eddie has received research fellowships and grants from Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been a Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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