Partnership for After School Education

Biography

Dr. Edward Fergus is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at New York University. Before working in this capacity, he was the Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and Research Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, also at NYU. Dr. Fergus serves on the board of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, is a Trustee of the Yonkers City School Board of Education, and was appointed by the New York State Governor to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. Dr. Fergus has published numerous articles and books including Skin Color and Identity Formation: Perceptions of Opportunity and Academic Orientation among Mexican and Puerto Rican Youth (2004) and recently co-edited a volume titled Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys (2011), both with Routledge Press. He has also conducted research and evaluation studies on school violence, bilingual programs, magnet schools, and disproportionality in special education and suspensions; he is currently the Co-Principal Investigator of the New York State Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality. Dr. Fergus received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from Beloit College and a Doctorate in Education Policy and Social Foundations from the University of Michigan.