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Tyrone Howard

Tyrone Howard, professor of education
Tyrone Howard

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

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Tyrone Howard

Tyrone Howard is a professor of education in the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. Professor Howard is the author of several best-selling books, including "Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools" (Teachers College Press) and "All Students Must Thrive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is a native of Compton, California, where he also served as a classroom teacher. Professor Howard is a member of the National Academy of Education and is an AERA Fellow.

Teaching and Research Interests
Research Center


  • Professor of Education
  • Pritzker Family Endowed Chair of Education
  • Director, UCLA Black Male Institute
  • Director, UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children & Families


  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.Ed., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

  • Member, National Academy of Education
  • American Education Research Association Fellow
  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award

Select Publications

  • Howard, T.C. (2020). Why race and culture matter in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America's classrooms. (2nd edition). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Howard, J.R., McCall, T., & Howard, T.C. (2020). No more teaching without positive relationships. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heineman Publishers.
  • Howard, T.C., Camangian, P., Edwards, E.J. Howard, M., Minkoff, A.C., Orange, T., Tunstall, J.D., Watson, K.T. (2019). All students must thrive. Transforming schools to combat toxic stressors and cultivate critical wellness. Rexford, NY: International Center for Leadership in Education.
  • Howard, T.C., Tunstall, J.D., & Flennaugh, T.K. (2016). Expanding college access for urban youth: What schools and colleges can do. New York: Teachers College Press.