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Jamel K. Donnor

Associate Professor of Education; Affiliated Faculty, American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Africana Studies

Office: 3054
Phone: (757) 221-6202
Email: [[jkdonnor]]
Social Media: Twitter {{,@JamelKDonnor}}
Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory and Education, Race and College Sports, Qualitative Research Methodology, School Desegregation, Education Policy, Civil Rights and Education


A leading scholar on critical race theory and education, Dr. Donnor's research investigates the inextricable ties between the law, race and inequality in America. Specifically examining the evolutionary links between ideology, interests and politics in shaping opportunity, Dr. Donnor's scholarship expands our understanding on the intersections between race, education and opportunity in a democratic society.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

M.A. in Higher Education Administration, The Ohio State University, 1999
B.A. in Social Studies, Washington State University, 1997

Selected Publications

Harper, S., & Donnor, J.K. (Eds). (2017). Scandals in College Sports: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Case Studies. New York: Routledge.

Dixson, A. D., Rousseau, C. K., & Donnor, J. K. (Eds). (2016). Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (2nd, ed,). New York: Routledge.

Affolter, T.L. & Donnor, J.K. (Eds.). (2016). The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact From Rhetoric. New York: Routledge.

Donnor, J. K., & Dixson, A. D. (Eds). (2013). The Resegregation of Schools: Race and Education in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Routledge.

Brown, A. L., & Donnor, J. K. (Eds.) (2011). The Education of Black Males in a 'Post-Racial' World. New York: Routledge.