Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Prior to UCLA, he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at NYU and Harvard. He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He has recently co-authored several books, including Excellence Through Equity (Corwin 2015) and School for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of African American and Latino Boys (Harvard Education Press 2014).

Noguera currently on the boards of numerous local and national organizations, including Economic Policy Institute, the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, The After School Corporation and The Nation Magazine. He was previously Governor of the Trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY), and was appointed to the National Academy of Education in 2014. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences/Sage, National Association of Secondary Principals, and the McSilver Institute at NYU for various achievements and research efforts. Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.

Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Areas of Expertise: School Reform, Community Engagement in Schools, School Violence/Discipline, Education Policy, Youth Development, Teacher Efficacy, Parent Involvement in Schools

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Phone: 310 206-9208
Heard on NPR

Heard on AirTalk, 89.3 KPCC: Obama decree reignites questions over how much is too much testing in schools

Added November 2015

Last Verified: November 2015

Tracey Meares

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale Law School, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She has held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Since 2004, she has served on the Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council Standing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she has served on two National Research Council Review Committees: one to review research on police policy and practices and another more recently to review the National Institute of Justice.Yale Law School Law School Professor, Tracey L. Meares specializes in crime prevention, criminal procedure, and criminal law policy.

Meares has been especially interested as of late in teaching and writing about communities, police legitimacy and legal policy, and she has lectured on this topic extensively across the country to audiences of academics, lay people, and police professionals.


Professor of Law at Harvard Law School 

Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Crime Prevention, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law Policy, Police Legitimacy, Community Relations

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Information:

Phone: (203) 432-4074


Heard on Center for Court Innovation: How Procedural Justice Strengthens the Public’s Willingness to Obey the Law

Added March 2015

Last Verified: March 2015

Malik Washington

Malik Washington is the executive director and CEO of The William Kellibrew Foundation, a community-driven advocacy organization “dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.” He is also the training & outreach specialist with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an organization that serves as a “resource for the thousands of adults and children experiencing domestic violence in the District each year.”

He joined The William Kellibrew Foundation in 2010 as a member of the national advisory council where he implemented a mentoring program for young men in Washington, D.C.

Washington studied radio, television and film at Howard University. His community outreach experience includes organizing mission trips and providing disaster relief services with the Christian organization In His Presence Ministries. He’s a contributor to NPR’s Tell Me Moreblog and was previously a Tell Me More intern and editorial assistant.

Malik Washington
Executive Director and CEO, The William Kellibrew Foundation
Training & Outreach Specialist, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Areas of Expertise: Youth, Poverty, and Violence (especially Young Men), Mentorship, Community Outreach, Writing & Blogging, Media, African Americans

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Twitter: @malikwashington
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Tell Me More: How Should We Be Talking About Sex?

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015