Terah Venzant Chambers

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Associate Professor of K-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University

Terah Venzant Chambers is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration at Michigan State University and currently serves as president-elect of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). At MSU, she is director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership (DEL) program and co-director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Education. Her research interests include post-Brown K-12 education policy and urban education/urban education leadership. Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). She served as associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, published in many of the field’s top journals, and received three separate outstanding reviewer awards from leading journals. She has an expertise in qualitative research methodology, particularly critical approaches to research methods and theory. She previously served as a congressional fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), with placements in the office of Representative Diane E. Watson (retired) and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education.