The Educational Justice Journal’s Editorial Board represents a wealth of experience and diversity in disciplines, research focus, and professional expertise.
Sean S. Warner is a tenured Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Policy at Clark Atlanta University. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1998. Since that time Dr. Warner has served on the faculty at Clemson University; chaired the department of Secondary Education and School Leadership at Norfolk State University; and served as the dean of education at both Grambling State and Clark Atlanta Universities, respectively. In addition to providing thought leadership with Georgia education agencies, Warner has an extensive background in accreditation, program redesign, educator preparation, culturally responsive teaching, and leadership, higher education administrative policy, faculty development, and stakeholder engagement.
Founder and CEO of Main Street MarTech, Dr. Lisa Richardson, is a full-stack content strategist and marketing operations geek. Dr. Lisa wields an extensive background in marketing technology bolstered by leadership development and adult learning.
Dr. Lisa brings nearly 30 years of advisory experience to every consultation to help clients navigate healthy transformations of workflows and mindsets. She has translated her background into a 13-year-old agency focused on content strategy, marketing operations, and digital event production. Prioritizing inclusive business storytelling and event experiences, she has established an enviable reputation for positioning growth-focused B2B & nonprofit teams for long-term, progressive success.
Andre P. Stevenson is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Office of International Programs at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) in North Carolina. He primarily teaches undergraduate courses in research methods and social policy, as well as oversees study abroad and other international education initiatives at ECSU. Andre is a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and was a guest editor for the journal’s Special Section on International Education and HBCUs, published in 2022. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume titled, “The Half Yet to Be Told: Study Abroad and HBCUs,” which was published in March 2023.
He served as a guest editor of a Special Section of the Journal on Social Work Education in 2016 and a guest editor for the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment in 2017. Both focused on faculty research at HBCUs in the academic area of Social Work Education.
Andre is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where he completed his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Counselor Education. He holds a PhD in Social Work (Research), Master of Public Health, and Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Winnifred Namatovu is an Associate Professor at the University of North Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Social Foundations from the University of Toledo. Prior to moving into higher education, Dr. Namatovu was a middle grades math teacher for several years. Currently, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the middle grades, secondary and science education department. Dr. Namatovu’s teaching and research interests focus on developing culturally inclusive curriculum and creating equitable learning spaces for all learners.
Dr. Trina Bryant, a highly experienced educator with over a decade of expertise in secondary and higher education, specializing in curriculum design and mentoring. As a former public-school Humanities teacher, she initiated Model United Nations programs in two BPS schools. While at Northeastern University, she served as a graduate assistant and project manager, collaborating with Dr. Holly Carter on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation Professional Development Project.
Her current role is Executive Director of the Center for Student Enrichment at Eastern Nazarene College, overseeing First-Year Writing, Academic Support, Accessibility Services, Career Development, and the Bridge program. Dr. Bryant, a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Mexico and Taiwan, holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Regis College, focusing her research on mindfulness, resilience training, academic success, and educational leadership.
John K. Davis, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Education at California State University Dominguez Hills. He served as faculty and dean at the university for 26 years as well as a consultant with WestEd. He has also served as president of the California Professors of Reading/Language Arts, president of the South Bay Area Reading Council, board member of the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU) and currently sits on the board of the California Teachers Corps. His research interests include methods of reading and writing instruction and the impact of culture on teaching and learning. He co-authored the guide for secondary reading and writing instruction commissioned by the CSU Chancellors Office and the 2016 White House white paper on meeting the needs of Latino students nationwide.
Dr. Jodi Jensen is an Assistant Professor and Director of Aquatics in the Department of Sports Science and Wellness at Hampton University. Dr. Jensen has over 30 years of experience in the aquatic industry. Dr. Jensen currently serves on the Technical Review Committee for the Council for Model Aquatic Health Code.
Dr. Headley White is an Associate Professor in Secondary Education in the College of Arts Humanities, School of Education at Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. White taught in both rural and urban secondary schools, before taking his talents to the college level.
He believes in the continued effort to level the playing field professionally and academically for historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. His personal quote “In an era of blunt instruments, one needs to be a Swiss Army knife!”