Pedro Noguera Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Scholar and sought-after media expert recognized for research on social and economic challenges to education, student success.

Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

“I am greatly pleased that Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education and Director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools, has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “Founded in 1780, one of the world’s most prestigious scholarly societies, ‘the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.’

“The entire GSE&IS community joins me in congratulating Pedro on this extraordinary distinction and marvelous recognition of his academic contributions to the sociology of education,” says Suárez-Orozco. “Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!” 

Professor Noguera’s work focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of twelve books, including “Race, Equity and Education: The Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 Years After Brown” (New York: Springer Press), and he has published over 200 articles and monographs.

Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations, including the Economic Policy Institute, the Broader, Bolder Approach and The Nation Magazine, and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on national media outlets, with editorials in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News and Huffington Post.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2015, Noguera served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003- 2015) Harvard University (2000- 2003) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990- 2000). From 2009- 2012 he served as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. In 2014, Professor Noguera was elected to the National Academy of Education.

Noguera has been honored by the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the National Association of Secondary Principals, and the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

In 2017, Professor Noguera founded the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA.

Noguera, along with Professor John Rogers, director of the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access at UCLA, was interviewed recently by EdSource on LAUSD’s decline in enrollment. Visit this link to read the article.