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Shaun R. Harper

Shaun R. Harper

Keynote Speaker: Critical Race Theorist; Gender Studies Scholar

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Shaun R. Harper Biography

Dr. Royel M. Johnson is an award-winning academic, compelling public speaker, and recognized expert on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools and organizations, student success and belonging, and racial equity.

Dr. Johnson is a tenured professor at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of Student Engagement for the USC Race and Equity Center. Previously he was on the faculty at Penn State University and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education.

A respected voice in his field, Dr. Johnson’s scholarship has made contributions to the nation’s understanding of how institutional structures can be fashioned to improve the material conditions of racially minoritized and other underserved groups. His record includes $5.3 million secured in grants and contracts, over 60 academic publications, including articles in leading journals; and three books: Racial Equity on College Campuses: Connecting Research and Practice (SUNY Press); Enacting Student Success: Critical and Alternative Perspective for Practice (Jossey-Bass) and Creating New Possibilities for the Future of HBCUs: From Research to Praxis (Information Age Publishing).

Dr. Johnson is deeply committed to translational research that informs policy and practice. He has delivered over 100 invited talks and regularly consults with campuses and national organizations. In 2020, Pennsylvania legislators sought his consultation on HB2952, which aims to ban the use of criminal record screening on college applications. He also leads a rapid response network designed to increase the use of research by critically conscious education scholars in policy making.

Dr. Johnson is a two-time graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and an Ed.M. in Educational Policy Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs, with a cognate in race and social policy, from The Ohio State University.

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Shaun R. Harper Videos

#NASPA19 Closing Session Keynote by Shaun R. Harper
Race and education reform — Full interview with Shaun Harper
Shaun R. Harper: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools

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What topics does Shaun R. Harper speak about?

Shaun R. Harper is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity, Culture, Education, Professors, Social Activism, LGBTQ and Black Heritage.

Where does Shaun R. Harper travel from?

Shaun R. Harper generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Shaun R. Harper is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Culture and Education. The estimated speaking fee range to book Shaun R. Harper for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Shaun R. Harper generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kira Banks, Charlene Carruthers and Tim Wise. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shaun R. Harper for an upcoming event.

Shaun R. Harper Videos

#NASPA19 Closing Session Keynote by Shaun R. Harper
Race and education reform — Full interview with Shaun Harper
Shaun R. Harper: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools

Shaun R. Harper News

  • Race and Equity Scholar Shaun Harper to Speak at Duke for 2016 MLK Commemoration

    Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 17.

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