The Future of Education

Edition 14


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Liane I. Hypolite

Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

Country: United States

Liane I. Hypolite earned a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Brandeis University, her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. She is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she teaches educational leaders working across K12 and higher education settings who are seeking to earn their educational doctorate degrees (EdD). Using a critical, culturally responsive, and adult-learning centered pedagogical approach, Liane teaches introductory qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as organizational theory and program evaluation courses. Prior to her role as a tenure-track faculty member, Liane was college access and success practitioner for over a decade, advising students across the city of Boston through the education non-profit Bottom Line as well as by serving as the Dean of College and Career Advising at Codman Academy Charter Public School.

Liane conducts equity-driven research focused on analyzing the complex ways that institutional racism, classism, and sexism influence educational structures. Her research studies explore the ways that students, educators, and community members find opportunities for success and well-being, despite navigating unjust systems. She has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the American Behavioral Scientist, Education and Urban Society, and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She has also presented this research at national conferences such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Sociological Association (ASA), and the Association of Black Sociologists. Liane engages in public scholarship through podcasts and blog posts and has been quoted in outlets such as Education Next and The Washington Post.

In terms of service, Liane facilitates professional development trainings and presentations focused on advancing the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with university, non-profit, and community partners. Workshop participants have included K12, college, and graduate students as well as practitioners working inside and outside of educational organizations. Recent session titles include, “Cultural Humility: The Key to Effective Leadership,” “Black Student Success and Wellness,” and “Race in American Higher Education.” Liane has facilitated sessions in both in-person and virtual settings.

Areas of expertise: College Readiness/Access, College Persistence/Success, Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, Critical Race Theory (CRT), Critical Consciousness, Cultural Centers, Racial & Ethnic Identity Development, Career Development, Organizational Theory, Program Evaluation, Advanced Qualitative Methods, Descriptive Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods

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