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Christopher Emdin, Ph.D.


Christopher Emdin is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center.

He is an emerging social critic and public intellectual whose essays and commentary on issues of race, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes and Atlanta Journal Constitution. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, an editorial consultant for Phi Delta Kappan and a frequent commentator on television news programs and national radio.

He is a much sought-after pubic speaker, an advisor to numerous schools, school districts, and international organizations on issues that range from diversity, to improving STEM education. He is author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation.

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Posts by Christopher Emdin, Ph.D.:

  • Shopping For School

  • September 25th, 2012
    The first day of school For as long as I can remember, the first day of school was much more than the start of a new grade, or the first time in a new school. It was a time to watch music videos more intently, scour [...]