Dana Thompson Dorsey

Dana Thompson Dorsey teaches courses on education law, policy, and race and culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her research interests include education law and policy, educational equity, access, diversity, school reform and Critical Race Theory. She focuses on critically examining school laws, policies and practices, and how they shape educational equality, equity, access and/or opportunity for students of color and other marginalized groups in urban and rural educational contexts.  Currently, Thompson Dorsey’s research concentrates on school segregation and affirmative action, and the legal, policy, and practical implications related to the aforementioned topics.

Thompson Dorsey is a member of the American Educational Research Association, Education Law Association, and she is a licensed attorney in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dana Thompson Dorsey

Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Expertise: Education Law, Education Policy (related to Racial, Economic and Geographic Segregation and Affirmative Action), School Reform, Educational Equity and Access, Critical Race Theory

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Contact Information:

Phone: (412) 897-0078
Email: dtdorsey@unc.edu

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