Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Eddie Fergus is a practitioner and researcher. His work explores the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects the lives of populations living in vulnerable conditions. More specifically his work is on the educational outcomes of boys of color and disproportionality in special education and suspensions. This work involves examining the ways in which leaders can develop schools as protective environments for vulnerable populations. Since 2004, Fergus has been the Principal Investigator of a multi-million dollar state contract with the New York State Department of Education on disproportionality. Fergus is a former social studies teacher,and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from Beloit College and a Doctorate in Education Policy and Social Foundations from University of Michigan in 2002.
- PhD Peabody College, Vanderbilt University 2012
- EdM Harvard Graduate School of Education 2005
- BS Yale College 2000
Selected Profession Experience
- Expert Witness and Litigative Consultant, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (2014)
- Board Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, http://www.nysjjag.org (2010-current)
- School Board Member, Yonkers Public Schools (2011-2013)
- Fergus, E., Noguera, P. and Martin, M. (2014). Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of Black and Latino Boys. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
- Noguera, P., Hurtado, A., and E. Fergus. (Editors). (2011). Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Boys and Men. New York: Routledge.
- Fergus, E. (2004). Skin Color and Identity Formation: Perceptions of Opportunity and Academic Orientation among Mexican and Puerto Rican Youth. New York: Routledge.
- Ahram, R., Kramarczuk-Voulgarides, C., and Fergus, E. (2013) ‘Special’ Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Males in New York City. In C. Yawn (Ed.) Urban Special Education: The New York Experience. IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
- Ahram, R. and Fergus, E. (2011). “Understanding Disproportionality: Views in Suburban Schools” In Artiles, A, Kozleski, E., and F. Waitoller (Editors). Equity in Inclusive Education in Four Continents: A Cultural Historical Multilevel Model. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
- Fergus, E. (2011). “Perspective of Life Chances among Latino boys of different skin color.” In Noguera, P., Hurtado, A., and E. Fergus. (Editors). Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys. New York: Routledge.
- Torres, M. and E. Fergus (2011). “Social Mobility and the Complex Status of Latino Males: Education, Employment and Incarceration Patterns from 2000-2009.” In Noguera, P., Hurtado, A., and E. Fergus. (Editors). Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys. New York: Routledge.
- Fergus, E. and Noguera, P. (2010). “Doing What it Takes to Prepare Black and Latino Males in College”. In Edley, C. and J. Ruiz (Editors). Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color. University of California Press.
- Fergus, E, Noguera, P. and M. Martin (2010). “Construction of Race and Ethnicity for and by Latinos.” In Handbook on Latinos in Education. Murillo, E. (Eds). New York: Routledge Press.
- Ahram, R., Fergus, E., and P. Noguera (2011). Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education: Case Studies of Suburban School Districts. Teachers College Record
- Martin, M., Fergus, E., and P. Noguera (2010). Responding to the needs of the whole child: A case study of a high performing elementary school for immigrant children. Reading Writing Quarterly
- Fergus, E. (2009). “Understanding Latino Students’ Schooling Experiences: The Relevance of Skin color Among Mexican and Puerto Rican High School Students.” Teachers College Record. Volume 111 Number 2.
- E65.2367 Demographic Analysis and Urban School and Community Planning
- E20.2097: Latinos in Urban Schools
- EDLED-GE 2343 Data-Driven Decision Making and Leadership