Camika Royal, Ph.D.
- Academic Focus Urban Education
Camika Royal, Ph.D., is a professor of urban education and co-director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola, where she focuses on the intersections of race, politics, history, and urban school reform. Dr. Royal began her career teaching middle school language arts for the Baltimore City Public School system in 1999 and joined our School of Education faculty in 2009. Her research focuses primarily on social and political context of school reform policies, as well as educator efficacy and resilience, critical race theory, and historical foundations of schooling; she also speaks about contemporary education issues for Al Jazeera America TV and Huff Post Live, and at universities around the country. Dr. Royal received her B.A. in English Literature and Political Science from North Carolina Central University, her M.A.T. in English Education from Johns Hopkins, and her Ph.D. in Urban Education from Temple University. She is currently writing a book on race and school reform in Philadelphia.
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