Derria Byrd
derria byrd, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113C

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3674

Assistant Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies
  • M.P.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Education Policy
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies 
  • B.A., Brown University, American Studies | English & American Literature

Courses Taught

  • Social Justice Advocacy in Student Affairs
  • Sociological Foundations of Education
  • Interpretive and Critical Research in Education I
  • Educational Inquiry II 

Research Interests

  • Higher Education
  • Race, Class and Educational (In)equity
  • Organizational Culture and Change
  • Critical Theory
  • Social Justice Advocacy Development

Recent Publications

byrd, d. (2022). How diversity fails: An empirical investigation of organizational status and policy implementation on three public campuses. Education Sciences. 12(3), 211. 

byrd, d. (2019). Uncovering hegemony in higher education: A critical appraisal of the use of “institutional habitus” in empirical scholarship. Review of Educational Research89(2), 171-210.

byrd, d. (2019). The diversity distraction: A critical comparative analysis of discourse in higher education scholarship. Review of Higher Education42(5), 135-172. doi:10.1353/rhe.2019.0048.

Additional Information

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