Media Mentions

USC Rossier faculty and other related news

WBUR interviewed Shaun R. Harper about Beyoncé’s new album. (July 29, 2022)

Forbes featured Shaun R. Harper’s article Diversity, inclusion and dance overflow in Renaissance, new Beyoncé album. (July 29, 2022)

NPR interviewed Shaun R. Harper about how Beyoncé’s music resonates with meaning for Black scholars fighting for pay equity and recognition in predominantly white institutions. (July 29, 2022)

Forbes featured Shaun R. Harper's article Using LinkedIn pics and other clues to guess job applicants’ races and ethnicities is wrong. (July 27, 2022)

Politico featured a Q&A with Tracy Poon Tambascia on inflation and its implications on incoming college students. (July 25, 2022)

Forbes featured Shaun R. Harper's article Remote work can boost diversity yet undermine equity for employees of color. (July 22, 2022)

Massi Post covered Artineh Samkian’s Armenian studies project. (June 22, 2022)

Yahoo! Finance quoted Shaun R. Harper about the commercialization of Juneteenth. (June 20, 2022)

L.A. School Report quoted Pedro A. Noguera about the L.A. school board elections. (June 17, 2022)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education quoted Royel M. Johnson on equity in higher education. (June 16, 2022)

Daily Breeze mentioned Shaun R. Harper’s participation in the Inaugural Juneteenth Symposium at Cal State Dominguez Hills. (June 15, 2022)

U.S. News and World Report responded to USC Rossier’s reporting. (June 7, 2022)

The Daily Trojan covered the U.S. News and World Report letter. (June 7, 2022)

CalMatters quoted Pedro A. Noguera about California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s term. (June 4, 2022)

Essence featured an op-ed by Royel M. Johnson on Foster Care Awareness month. (May 31, 2022)

Los Angeles Times quoted Pedro A. Noguera regarding the school board elections. (May 31, 2022)

Los Angeles Times quoted Julie Marsh on California School Superintendent’s second term. (May 22, 2022)

EdSource quoted Pedro A. Noguera who addressed the early literacy crisis. (May 20, 2022)

KPCC interviewed Pedro A. Noguera on California’s decreasing K–12 enrollment. (May 18, 2022)

The Good Word podcast interviewed Royel Johnson on his career and two new books. (May 16, 2022)

The Conversation featured Pedro A. Noguera’s article on school integration and the anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. (May 13, 2022)

USC News mentioned USC Rossier alumna Allyson Felix, Commencement keynote speaker. (May 13, 2022)

Education Week featured Q&A with Pedro A. Noguera on Florida’s parental rights bill. (May 12, 2022)

USC News quoted Laila Hasan on parents influence and student success. (May 11, 2022)

Carnegie.org mentioned Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and her participation in a panel on reforming learning systems. (May 3, 2022)

Inside Higher Ed reports on USC Rossier’s reporting to U.S. News and World Report. (May 2, 2022)

Los Angeles Times reported on USC Rossier’s data report to U.S. News and World Report. (April 29, 2022)

Wall Street Journal reported on USC Rossier’s data report to U.S. News and World Report. (April 29, 2022)

LA School Report quoted Pedro A. Noguera on California voters’ dissatisfaction of with local school post-pandemic. (April 26, 2022)

The Atlantic quoted Pedro A. Noguera on what happens to Black students when teachers quit. (April 6, 2022)

USA Today quoted Shaun R. Harper on Oscar awards ceremony. (April 1, 2022)

Los Angeles Times quoted Pedro A. Noguera on the efficacy or importance of tutoring programs. (March 30, 2022)

The74 featured Pedro A. Noguera who discussed the new LAUSD superintendent. (March 21, 2022)

The Guardian quoted Pedro A. Noguera on how schools and communities can mitigate the effects of poverty by providing support to children and families. (March 17, 2022)

USC News quoted Gale Sinatra regarding her work with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and their augmented reality project. (March 17, 2022)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured Shaun R. Harper on being named USC university professor. (March 11, 2022)

Science DailyScience Magazine, and HeySoCal.com featured the press release on Gale Sinatra’s Natural History Museum of Los Angeles augmented reality project. (March 3, 2022)

USC Annenberg Media did a feature on the Politics of Education at School Boards webinar, which included Pedro A. NogueraDarline Robles and Alan Arkatov. (March 3, 2022)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun R. Harper on race in higher education. (March 2, 2022).

Daily Trojan did a feature on Gale Sinatra’s election to the National Academy of Education. (March 1, 2022)

Shaun R. Harper was a guest on the Dr. Phil Show discussing racial equity and the status of Black Americans. (February 28, 2022)

Los Angeles Times quoted Julie Marsh who discussed public trust in public schools and how that is reflected across the nation. (February 25, 2022)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Adrian Huerta regarding the Long Beach Phoenix Scholars program. (February 21, 2022)

The Guardian quoted Adrian Huerta and research on the challenges that fathers in college face. (February 18, 2022)

The Hechinger Report quoted Adrian Huerta regarding college fathers. (February 18, 2022)

The 74 quoted Pedro A. Noguera who offers advice to the new LAUSD superintendent. (February 15, 2022)

Fox 11 News featured Shaun R. Harper who discussed systemic racism in the NFL. (February 14, 2022)

LAist.com quoted Pedro A. Noguera who discussed LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. (February 14, 2022)

Business Insider quoted Shaun R. Harper on the structural and systemic problems within the NFL. (February 14, 2022)

Ebony featured Shaun R. Harper’s op-ed “Super Bowl Fumbles on Black Women.” (February 14, 2022)

Inside Higher Ed featured Shaun R. Harper’s op-ed “Not Only in the NFL.” (February 14, 2022)

Rolling Stone featured Shaun R. Harper’s op-ed “‘Number One Is Black Ownership.’ Brian Flores on How to Fix the NFL’s Diversity Problem.” (February 13, 2022)

Long Beach Local News quoted Adrian Huerta on the Long Beach Phoenix Scholars program. (February 10, 2022)

US Black Engineer featured John Slaughter as one of the first US Black Engineer award winners. (February 10, 2022)

Los Angeles Times quoted Pedro A. Noguera regarding virtual learning programs for public schools. (February 9, 2022)

KCBS Radio interviewed Pedro A. Noguera regarding options for letter grade or a pass-no pass credit. (February 5, 2022)

USC News featured USC Rossier alumna Allyson Felix as USC’s 2022 commencement speaker. (February 3, 2022)

Insider Higher Ed quoted Estela Mara Bensimon provided helpful tips for educators to help build stronger connections with students. (February 2, 2022)

The74 recapped a panel discussion on educational equity that included Pedro Noguera. (January 25, 2022)

Press Telegramfeatured the new USC Pullias Center and Long Beach City College (LBCC) initiative, the LBCC Phoenix Scholars. (January 25, 2022)

EdSurge.com interviewed Jerry Lucido regarding the digital SAT and discussed if it is equitable. (January 25, 2022)

Phi Delta Kappan featured a paper co-authored by Brendesha Tynes regarding digital citizenship and addressing challenging issues in education. (January 24, 2022)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun Harper about university efforts to hire personnel focused on Black men. (January 19, 2022)

19thNews.org quoted Stephen Aguilar on remote instruction and the digital divide. (January 19, 2022)

Newsweek featured an op-ed on Shaun Harper‘s appearance on Dr. Phil regarding critical race theory. (January 17, 2022)

WNYC interviewed Pedro Noguera on the dangers of placing limits on what educators teach. (January 12, 2022)

EdSource quoted Pedro Noguera on arts and music education in California. (January 12, 2022)

LA School Report featured Morgan Polikoff and PhD student Daniel Silver’s commentary of parental support for state testing. (January 11, 2022)

EdWeek and Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured Shaun Harpers two op-eds: “The U.S. Capitol Insurrection Was a Case Study in White Privilege. Teach It That Way.” and “Remembering the Role Race Played in the Capitol Insurrection.” (January 6, 2022)

EdWeek listed their 2022 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings which included Pedro NogueraShaun HarperChris EmdinBill TierneyEstela BensimonMorgan Polikoff and Julie Marsh. (January 5, 2022)

Shaun Harper was interviewed on the Dr. Phil Show on teaching Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools. (January 5, 2022)

KCRW interviewed Morgan Polikoff regarding the impact of virtual learning as it relates to the LAUSD Covid testing plan. (January 4, 2022) 

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Pedro Noguera regarding the new LAUSD superintendent. (December 31, 2021)

Spectrum News 1 quoted Alan Arkatov in a piece on the American Rescue Plan and how funds address learning loss during the pandemic. (December 15, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured Christopher Emdin as a new USC Rossier faculty member. (December 13, 2021)

LA School Report quoted Pedro Noguera on the new superintendent and what he has to look forward with LAUSD. (December 9, 2021)

HRNews quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang in an article on tips to help stay focused. (December 8, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Karen Symms Gallagher in a story regarding acceptable study websites and academic integrity. (December 7, 2021)

Politico quoted Morgan Polikoff in an article regarding learning loss during the pandemic. (December 6, 2021)

The74 featured an op-ed with Morgan Polikoff and PhD student Daniel Silver on the latest research on parental support for state testing.  (December 6, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured an op-ed co-authored by Julie Posselt on steps necessary to achieve equity in STEM education. (December 2, 2021)

Christian Science Monitor interviewed Pedro Noguera and Rick Hess on their recent book. (November 30, 2021)

Education Week quoted Gale Sinatra, who shared her insights on how educators should address science denial in the classroom. (November 23, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education did a feature on USC Rossier’s transformational faculty of color hires and quoted Pedro Noguera and Larry Picus. (November 22, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education discussed the board review process to find a new LAUSD superintendent and quoted Pedro Noguera. (November 17, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Education covered what higher education can learn from Virginia’s gubernatorial election and quoted Pedro Noguera. (November 12, 2021)

Education Week provided a review of a new curriculum which included two reading programs and quoted Morgan Polikoff. (November 9, 2021)

The74 featured Morgan Polikoff‘s essay on Common Core learning and the current trend in NAEP scores. (November 3, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured commentary from Shaun R. Harper on how universities need to invest in the staffing necessary to achieve goals related to anti-racism. (August 31, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an essay from Jerry LucidoDonald Hossler and a colleague arguing for a new approach to supporting college completion. (August 30, 2021)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education featured Adrianna Kezar as she discussed a new six-year report from the Pullias Center for Higher Education that investigated comprehensive college transition programs. (August 25, 2021)

NBC4 Los Angeles interviewed Pedro A. Noguera about how schools can assess student needs to help them make up for learning missed during the pandemic. (August 23, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed noted that Shaun R. Harper worked with Massachusetts on its Equity Agenda for public higher education. (August 5, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured Jerome Lucido and Robert Massa on potentially merging admissions and financial aid offices. (August 2, 2021)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured Adrianna Kezar on the loss of faculty authority regarding institutional-level decisions such as budgeting. (July 29, 2021)

CalMatters quoted Julie Marsh on how the GOP hopefuls in the upcoming California gubernatorial election view public schools. (July 28, 2021)

The New York Times quoted Pedro A. Noguera on how far behind many American students are after the pandemic school year. (July 27, 2021) The New York Times also quoted Noguera on the need to develop a personalized plan for every student.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Alan Arkatov on the Education (Re)Open and how to give the community a voice in education. (July 26, 2021)

Spectrum News 1 featured Julie Marsh on many parents remaining worried about their children returning to the classroom. (July 22, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed noted that the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice called on U.S. News & World Report to stop using average SAT and ACT scores in its rankings of colleges. (July 19, 2021)

KPCC ran a WGBH segment featuring Pedro A. Noguera on the varied response to online learning. “There were families that liked it. They had kids who were stressed out by school; they actually did better online. (July 18, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited research by Julie Posselt on the benefits of holistic review for graduate candidates from underrepresented communities. (July 14, 2021)

EdSource cited research co-authored by Stephen Aguilar on the need for affordable broadband access for K-12 students. (July 13, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Shaun R. Harper on the resignation of Cornel West from Harvard Divinity School and how the treatment he received reflects the treatment of Black professors nationwide. (July 13, 2021)

NBC News quoted Morgan Polikoff on states teaching a more sanitized national history despite growing interest in race, racism and American slavery. (July 10, 2021)

Los Angeles Times featured poll results from the PACE/USC Rossier Poll, led by Julie A. Marsh and Morgan Polikoff, that revealed how California parents feel about schools and education at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, including the continued desire for remote learning options.” (July 8, 2021) EdSource also featured the new poll.

In a special report, The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Adrianna Kezar on how to improve diversity on campus. The story also recognized the USC Race and Equity Center as a national resource for institutions. (July 8, 2021)

Patch featured Pedro A. Noguera on the benefits of moving to flexible grading policies during the pandemic. (July 8, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that Adrianna Kezar was named executive editor of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. (July 6, 2021)

In an article about the addition of skateboarding to the Olympics, ABC News cited research by Zoë Corwin on skateboarding culture. (July 4, 2021)

Business Insider (via The Conversation) featured commentary by Gale Sinatra and a colleague on how to counter science denial. (July 3, 2021)

USA Today featured Adrian Huerta on young men of color falling particularly behind in school during the pandemic. “This is a critical moment of opportunity to help young men of color. It’s a national issue, and it will take a national investment,” he said. (July 1, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured research by Adrian Huerta on young men of color falling particularly behind in school during the pandemic. (July 1, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by Adrianna Kezar, postdoctoral researcher KC Culver and doctoral student Jordan Harper on design thinking in the higher education industry. “Traditional top-down, authority-based approaches to leadership do not address equity, as many leaders are too removed from the struggles and realities of others in their community,” they write. (June 28, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Don Hossler on the long-term plan for schools offering a free semester to students. (June 28, 2021)

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Morgan Polikoff on the magnitude of lost learning time during the pandemic. (June 25, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured research by Adrianna Kezar on making policies and practices more equitable for non-tenure-track professors. (June 23, 2021)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Kendrick Davis on the significance of Juneteenth. (June 18, 2021)

The Orange County Register quoted Akilah Lyons-Moore on the importance of the original Juneteenth celebration. (June 18, 2021)

Vogue noted that the USC Rossier School is working with skateboarder Briana King on a landmark study of skateboarding’s demographics. (June 10, 2021)

CNBC quoted Edgar Lopez, a doctoral candidate, on how gap years may exacerbate inequity in higher education. (June 9, 2021)

The Washington Post quoted Angela Hasan on why she believes students of all levels should not be in the same classrooms. (June 4, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Adrianna Kezar about the diminishing influence of faculty in university decisions, especially during the pandemic. (June 3, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted professor emeritus William G. Tierney on recent threats to academic freedom. (May 27, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Jerry Lucido of the USC Rossier School on new initiatives colleges are employing to counter enrollment problems. (May 24, 2021)

LAist quoted Julie Marsh on the challenges in convincing parents and students to return to in-person learning. (May 19, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by Jerry Lucido on an ambitious new effort to tie federal aid to college accessibility. (May 17, 2021)

EdSource highlighted research by Stephen J. Aguilar on the need for affordable broadband access for K-12 students. (May 14, 2021)

LAist quoted Adrian Huerta on the equity concerns surrounding community college reopenings. (May 12, 2021)

The Washington Post cited research by Stephen J. Aguilar on sexual harassment reporting on college campuses. (May 8, 2021)

Spectrum News 1 featured research by David Quinn on teachers imposing their unconscious racial biases when evaluating students’ work. (May 7, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed noted that the Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance was established through the USC Race and Equity Center. (May 6, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by Julie PosseltRomán Liera PhD ’18, and PhD students Aireale J. Rodgers and Lauren N. Irwin on why universities need to reconsider qualifying exams for doctoral candidates. (May 4, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun R. Harper on Black students’ lack of trust in college leadership. (February 26, 2021)

KNX 1070 AM interviewed Morgan Polikoff on how to help students catch up with the “learning loss” that occurred during the pandemic. (April 30, 2021)

Spectrum News 1 quoted Alan Arkatov on how the multibillion-dollar education industry has changed due to COVID and the internet. (April 28, 2021)

KQED-FM interviewed Brendesha Tynes on how bystander videos of police killing Black people can have long-term mental health effects on viewers. (April 26, 2021)

The Hill featured an op-ed by Pedro A. Noguera and a colleague on how schools should spend the $130 billion provided by the American Rescue Plan. (April 24, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured Shaun R. Harper on how reactions from higher education leaders to the Derek Chauvin verdict could reveal hypocrisy. (April 21, 2021)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Kendrick Davis of the USC Race and Equity Center on how the Derek Chauvin verdict is only a small moment in the fight against systemic racism. (April 20, 2021)

The Washington Post ran an op-ed (originally published on Hechinger Report) by James Bridgeforth and Steve Desir, both doctoral students, on why citing equity as a reason for reopening schools can be disingenuous. (April 15, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed cited research by Shaun R. Harper on graduation rate disparities between Black basketball and football players and nonathlete undergraduates. (April 15, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by PhD student Edgar Lopez on how faculty can better support their graduate students during the pandemic. (April 15, 2021)

Los Angeles Times quoted Pedro A. Noguera on LAUSD’s plans for reopening in-person learning. (April 13, 2021)

Los Angeles Times quoted Tatiana Melguizo on how California community colleges can encourage students to return amid plummeting enrollment. (April 12, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by professor emeritus William G. Tierney on what colleges and universities can learn from how higher education responded to the post-World War II era. (April 5, 2021)

Los Angeles Times noted that Pedro A. Noguera contributed commentary to a report on the academic harm suffered by Los Angeles students during the pandemic. (March 31, 2021)

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited research by Shaun R. Harper on the percentage of Black men among undergraduate populations compared to sports teams. (March 29, 2021).

Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Morgan Polikoff on how to address the immense educational ramifications of the pandemic, and the issues caused by the sheer number of school districts. (March 23, 2021)

The Washington Post quoted Jerome Lucido on the difficulties in doing away with legacy admissions. (March 21, 2021)

LAist quoted Tatiana Melguizo on the high community college dropout rate during the pandemic. (March 18, 2021)

The Wall Street Journal quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on how doing nothing can ultimately make you more productive. (March 16, 2021)

USA Today featured an op-ed by Pedro Noguera and a writer for the American Enterprise Institute on the need to rebuild trust between parents and educators as schools reopen. (March 16, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun R. Harper on equity concerns regarding college re-openings. (March 15, 2021)

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on how the pandemic has allowed us to rethink what school means. (March 12, 2021)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured Estela Mara Bensimon and her Equity Scorecard model, which provides tools, language and rubrics to improve higher education through a lens of racial equity. (March 11, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured research by Adrianna Kezar on how faculty attitudes toward how their institutions responded to the COVID-19 pandemic evolved over time. (March 10, 2021)

Wired quoted Pedro A. Noguera on the need for school districts to have a plan for kids who are struggling with remote learning. (March 9, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Estela Mara Bensimon and Don Hossler on a new effort to make the college admissions process more equitable. (March 8, 2021)

EdSource quoted Adrian Huerta on his research into the struggles faced by community college students who are also parents. (March 5, 2021)

USA Today quoted Steve Desir, a doctoral candidate, on the difficult transition from high school to college and the need for more clarity about who owns that process. (March 4, 2021). The story was also featured on The Hechinger Report.

Politico quoted Julie A. Marsh on how reopening schools will affect Gov. Gavin Newsom’s political standing amid efforts to recall him. (March 1, 2021)

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured Julie Rousseau, who chairs the USC Athletics’ Black Lives Matter Action Team, on the value of Black athletes speaking out against injustice. (March 1, 2021)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Shaun Harper on why educators need to teach students about white privilege, in a story about a Georgia legislator’s comments about White privilege. (January 29, 2021)

Los Angeles Times quoted Shaun Harper on how the UC system can start to achieve a more diverse student body beyond just diversifying its applicant pool. (January 29, 2021)

Los Angeles Times quoted Shaun Harper on the need to factor Black and Latino students into L.A.’s school reopening efforts. (January 27, 2021)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured Shaun Harper on his optimism regarding the new Biden administration. “I know for sure that equity and the reparation of longstanding injustices in K-12 and higher education will be at the top of the new administration’s agenda,” said Harper, who served on the Biden-Harris campaign’s national education policy committee. (January 20, 2021) Diverse also noted Harper’s hiring of Kendrick B. Davis as the Chief Research Officer at the USC Race and Equity Center.

The Grio featured an op-ed by Shaun Harper on Martin Luther King Jr.’s beliefs, beyond what most Americans are often taught. (January 18, 2021)

Los Angeles Times quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on the mental health impacts of limited social interaction for students. (January 12, 2021)

BBC quoted Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, on why mobile language learning apps probably won’t lead to language proficiency. (January 11, 2021)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by William Tierney, professor emeritus, on the need for higher education to stand against assaults on democracy. (January 8, 2021)

The Washington Post quoted William Tierney, professor emeritus, on college services being outsourced. (January 8, 2021)

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured Shaun Harper on how white privilege influenced the actions of law enforcement during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (January 7, 2021)

Forbes quoted Jerry Lucido on his expectations for college enrollment trends, and how the pandemic may cause colleges “open the doors wider.” (January 1, 2021)