Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Professor of Higher Education
Dr. Phelps-Ward is a Black feminist higher education scholar dedicated to cultivating equitable and just environments for people from minoritized backgrounds through liberatory pedagogy, participatory research, and culturally relevant leadership. With more than a decade of experience at the collegiate level, Dr. Phelps-Ward leads teams with social justice at the forefront. Her scholarship can be found in the Western Journal of Black Studies
, Gender & Education
, the Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education
, and in her latest book The Power of Names in Identity and Oppression: Narratives for Equity in Higher Education and Student Affairs
, among additional outlets.