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New College of Education Face in 2015: Christopher Dunbar Jr.

by Inside Illinois / Sep 18, 2015

Professor Christopher Dunbar Jr.

“Chris is an excellent addition to our faculty.”

Dr. Christopher Dunbar Jr., a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL), chose to come to Illinois for several reasons: a diverse, smart student body; world-class scholars on the cutting-edge of research; and an extraordinary library. “Illinois is my alma mater,” Dunbar added. “I am delighted to reconnect with this great institution.”

His research interests include alternative education for students who have been unable to matriculate through traditional public schools, and the intersection between school choice and disruptive students. 

“Chris is an excellent addition to our faculty,” said Gutgsell Professor James D. Anderson, the head of EPOL. “He joins us from Michigan State University, where he was a professor of K-12 educational administration and the coordinator of the urban education specialization in the College of Education. He brings a strong background in education leadership that dovetails with our new undergraduate program in learning and education science, and enhances our increasing partnerships with local school communities.” 

Photo by L. Brian Stauffer