Tyrone Howard Elected to the National Academy of Education

Scholar of equity in education recognized for addressing the needs of vulnerable children and youth.

UCLA Professor of Education Tyrone Howard has been elected to the National Academy of Education, representing the University among the country’s 22 top education scholars. 

“The entire UCLA Ed&IS community is celebrating Professor Howard’s election to the National Academy of Education, one of the most respected education societies in the world,” says Christina (Tina) Christie, interim Wasserman Dean. “Tyrone’s scholarship has a profound impact on our thinking and practice, he is an outstanding teacher and mentor, and an exemplary citizen of the University. Congratulations, Dr. Howard on this well- deserved honor.”

Howard leads the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, a campus wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for the California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the founder and director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and faculty director of the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools. Howard is a former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCLA Ed & IS. 

Howard’s research examines equity, culture, race, teaching and learning. He has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, “Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males.” His two most recent books, “All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness,” focuses on equity, race, trauma, and learning has become a must read for all educators, and “No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships, ” examines the importance of relational trust between teachers and students to enhance students’ learning.

Professor Howard has published several bestselling books, among them, “Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males.” His two most recent books, “All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness,” focuses on equity, race, trauma, and learning has become a must read for all educators, and “No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships,” examines the importance of relational trust between teachers and students to enhance students’ learning.