Suneal Kolluri
Suneal  Kolluri

Suneal Kolluri

Cohort: 2015

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

MA - Stanford University
BA - University of California, Los Angeles

Contact info

sunealk@ucr.eduPhone: 5102258441Curriculum Vitae


Higher Education

Research Interest

College readiness and persistence for marginalized youth, Social Stratifications, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.

Suneal Kolluri

Suneal Kolluri is a PhD student in the University of Southern California School of Education. He is a Research Assistant in the Pullias Center and currently works on a project funded by the First in the World grant that aims to expand college access for low-income youth through online gaming. 

Prior to attending USC, he was a high school social studies teacher for ten years -- nine in Oakland public schools, and one as a student teacher in San Francisco Unified School District as a student teacher in the Stanford Teacher Education Program. He has received a number of accolades for exemplary teaching.


Professional Experience:

Teacher, 7 years - Oakland Unified School District; 2 years - Aspire Public Schools

Honors and Awards:

National Board Certified Teacher - Social Studies; Nominee, Oakland Unified School District Teacher of the Year (2X)


Selected Publications

  • Kolluri, S.  (2018). Advanced Placement: The Dual Challenge of Access and Effectiveness. Review of Educational Research
  • Kolluri, S. (2018). Student Perspectives on the Common Core: The Challenge of College Readiness at Urban High Schools. Urban Education.
  • Kolluri, S. & Tierney W.G. (2018). “College For All?” in Capitalist America: The Postsecondary Emphasis in a Digital Age. Tertiary Education and Management. 1-12
  • Kolluri, S. (2017). Politicizing Pedagogy: Teaching for Liberty and Justice at Urban Schools. Phi Delta Kappan, 99(4), 39-44.

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