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Jamel K. Donnor

Associate Professor of Education; Affiliated Faculty, American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Racial & Social Justice

Email: jkdonnor
Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory & Education, U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence, American Constitutional Theory, Education & Civil Rights, Black Education in the American South, Education Policy, School Desegregation, and Race & Intercollegiate Athletics

Jamel K. Donnor is an Associate Professor of Education with affiliations in American Studies, Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies, and the Center for Racial and Social Justice at William & Mary. Dr. Donnor’s work on race and inequality in education covers an array of topics, including critical race theory, school desegregation, intercollegiate athletics, and affirmative action in higher education. He has coedited several books including: Scandals in College Sports: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Case Studies, Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (2nd, ed,), The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric, and The Resegregation of Schools: Race and Education in the Twenty-First Century.

Dr. Donnor has also served as a rebuttal expert in Clark v. State Public Charter School Authority.

Dr. Donnor’s research has been published in Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Peabody Journal of Education, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies, and the Journal of Urban Education.

Dr. Donnor has been quoted in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, OZY, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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

Donnor, J. K. (2021). White Fear, White Flight, the Rules of Racial Standing and Whiteness as Property Why Two Critical Race Theory Constructs are Better Than One. Education Policy, 35(2), 259-273. 

Farley, A. N., Leonardi, B., & Donnor, J. K. (Eds.) (2021). Perpetuating Inequalities: The Role of Political Distraction in Education Policy. Education Policy, 35(2), 163-179.

Donnor, J.K. (2020). Understanding White Racial Sovereignty: Doing Research on Race and Inequality in the Trump era (and Beyond). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 33(2), 285-292.

Donnor, J. K. (2017). Cowan, Whiteness, Resistance to Brown, and the Persistence of the Past. Peabody Journal of Education, 93(1), 23-37.

Harper, S., & Donnor, J.K. (Eds) (2017). Scandals in College Sports. 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.