Pedro A. Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. He is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts. Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on national news outlets. He has published over 200 research articles, monographs, and research reports and is the author of several books. Prior to being appointed Dean of USC Rossier, he served as a Distinguished Professor of Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for UCLA's Center for the Transformation of Schools. In 2014, he was elected to the National Academy of Education, and he has recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, the National Association of Secondary Principals, and the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty. Noguera was a classroom teacher in public schools in Providence, RI and Oakland, CA and continues to work with schools nationally and internationally as a researcher and advisor.