The People We Serve

One of CUE’s central areas of focus is our people.  While this does include our Center’s faculty, staff and students, it more broadly encompasses our local community (families, organizations, institutions in the public and private sectors in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region); our school communities nationally (students, parents, teachers and administrators); and our colleagues in the scholarly community (university faculty members, authors, researchers and other collaborators).

The Center for Urban Education seeks to serve, educate and include all of these people to promote growth, well being and equity in schools across the country.  We are repeatedly reminded that above all, our work is driven by the desire to provide all students with fortifying, high-quality educational experiences, helping to pave their way toward a successful future.

One of CUE’s central areas of focus is our people. Although this includes our Center’s faculty, staff and students, it more broadly encompasses our:

  • local community (families, organizations, institutions in the public and private sectors in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region)
  • school communities nationally (students, parents, teachers and administrators)
  • colleagues in the scholarly community (professors, authors, researchers and other collaborators)

The CUE Team

Director

H. Richard Milner IV, PhD

rmilner@pitt.edu

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Assistant Professor

Lori Delale-O’Connor, PhD

loridoc@pitt.edu

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Associate Director of Educator Development and Practice

Erika Gold Kestenberg, PhD

erikagk@pitt.edu

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K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, School of Education

Adam Alvarez

aja49@pitt.edu

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K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, School of Education

Ira Murray

iem3@pitt.edu

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K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, School of Education

DaVonna Graham

dlg76@pitt.edu

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K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, School of Education

Derric Heck

dih27@pitt.edu

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Dean's Scholar, School of Education

Jawanza K. Rand

jkr29@pitt.edu

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Center Administrator

Amy Witherspoon

aes131@pitt.edu

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Media Arts & Communications Manager

Matt Wein

miw64@pitt.edu

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Assistant Professor

Francis A. Pearman, PhD

apearman@pitt.edu

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Associate Director of Research and Development

Dana Thompson Dorsey, JD, PhD

dtdorsey@pitt.edu

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Associate Director of Strategic Programming and Initiatives

Kenny Donaldson

ked92@pitt.edu

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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement

Lina Dostilio

ldd20@pitt.edu

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