Exploring Black Students’ Experience and UCSB
Jeremy Edwards

Dr. Jeremy Edwards

In the first episode of Schooled Radio for Winter 2021, we talk with Dr. Jeremy Edwards, who recently completed his degree at UCSB's Gevirtz School. His research focuses on understanding the experience of Black students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. How well is UCSB doing in its efforts to recruit and retain Black students? 

Dr. Edwards is a recent PhD graduate from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) with an emphasis in Culture and Development. His work centers on the Black experience in areas of higher education. Through a critical race lens, his work examines higher education practices and policies that impact Black student experiences as well as identify relationships between Black students and university spaces. His work contributes to the ongoing fight towards more inclusivity within course curriculum and instruction, university administration and staff units, and campus networks that directly support students on their academic and career pathways.

Bits of music you might have noticed: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," David Byrne, "Two Soldiers," The New Pornographers, "Play Money."

This episode first aired on KCSB-FM 91.9 on January 12, 2021.