Prudence Carter

Senior Research Fellow

Prudence L. Carter is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Carter was the Jack Family Professor of Education and a Professor in Sociology (by courtesy) in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Her research addresses issues of inequality and the sociology of education, with a particularly focus on race, ethnicity, class, gender, culture, and identity. She is author of the award-winning Keepin’ It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White. Carter is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a board member for Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and the William T. Grant Foundation.