Tyrone Howard
Moore Hall 1022B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Tyrone Howard



  • Professor of Education
  • Pritzker Family Endowed Chair in Education to Strengthen Families
  • Director, Black Male Institute


  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1998
  • M.A., Education, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1994
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1990

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Multicultural education
  • Social and political context of schools
  • Urban education
  • Social studies education
  • Educational experience of African American students

Select Publications

Howard, T.C.  (2010). Why race and culture matters in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America’s classrooms. New York: Teachers College Press.

Howard, T.C., & Flennaugh, T. (2010, in press). Research concerns, cautions & considerations on Black males in a “post racial society”. Race, Ethnicity, & Education.

Jayakumar, U.M., Howard, T.C., Allen, W.R., & Han, J.C. (2009). Privilege  in the Academy: An exploration of racial climate, faculty retention, and the role of race. Journal of Higher Education, 80(2), 178-203.

Howard, T.C. & Reynolds, R.E. (2009). Parental involvement & engagement to improve the school achievement of African American students. Educational Foundations, 22, n1-2, 79-98.

Howard, T.C. (2008). “Who really cares?” The disenfranchisement of African American males in PreK-12 schools: A critical race theory perspective. Teachers College Record, 110(5), 954-985