Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education
Phone: 212 998-5787
- Teaching and Learning
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Sociology of Education (including Education Policy)
- Teaching and Learning
Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Dr. Noguera 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. Dr. Noguera holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of Sociology. Dr. Noguera is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. From 2008 - 2011, he was an appointee of the Governor of New York to the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees and in 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Education.
Dr. Noguera received his bachelors’ degree in Sociology and History and a teaching credential from Brown University in 1981, his masters’ degree in Sociology from Brown in 1982 and his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He 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. He has held tenured faculty appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2000-2003), where he was named the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools and at the University of California, Berkeley (1990-2000), where he was also the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change.
Dr. Noguera has published over 200 research and scholarly articles, monographs, research reports and editorials on topics such as urban school reform, education policy, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society. He is the author of several books including: The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada (Peter Lang Publishers, 1997), City Schools and the American Dream (Teachers College Press, 2003), Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools (Josey Bass, 2006), The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education (Wiley and Sons, 2008), and Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap with A. Wade Boykin (ASCD, 2011). His most recent book is Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys (Harvard Education Press 2014) with Edward Fergus and Margary Martin.
Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets. He has received numerous awards, including the following:
- 1997 Wellness Foundation Award for Research on Youth Violence
- 1997 University of California's Distinguished Teaching Award
- 2001 Honorary Doctorate, University of San Francisco
- 2001 Centennial Medal, Philadelphia University
- 2003 Forward Magazine Gold Award (City Schools and the American Dream)
- 2003 AESA Critics Choice Book Award (City Schools and the American Dream)
- 2005 Whitney Young Award for Leadership in Education
- 2006 Eugene Carrothers Award for Public Service
- 2008 Schott Foundation Award for Research on Race and Gender
- 2008 AESA Critics Choice Book Award (The Trouble With Black Boys)
- 2009 Scholastic Corporation Education Hero Award
- 2011 Honorary Doctorate, Bank Street College
- 2012 Honorary Doctorate, Metropolitan College of New York
- 2013 Honorary Doctorate Lewis and Clark College
- 2013 Kappa Delta Pi Laureate
- 2014 National Academy of Education
- 2014 Education Justice Award, Educational Law Center, Rutgers University
- 2014 Award for distinguished scholarship, Advanced Center for the Behavioral Sciences
Edward Fergus, Pedro Noguera and Margary Martin (2014) Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Males (Harvard Education Press)
Noguera, P. A., Aida Hurtado and Edward Fergus (Eds.) (2011) Understanding and Responding to the Disenfranchisement of Latino Males: Invisible No More. New York: Routledge.
Refereed Journal Articles
Garver, R. and P. Noguera (2012) “For Safety’s Sake: A Case Study of School Security Efforts and Their Impact on Education Reform” in Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. Vol. 3, Issue 2, Article 5.
Noguera, P. and E. Morrell (2011) “A Framework for Change: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform” in Teachers College Record, August 4. http://www.tcrecord.org
Noguera, P. and L. Wells (2011) “The Politics of School Reform: A Broader and Bolder Approach for Newark” in Berkeley Review of Education, Vol. No. 1.
Meade, B. and Noguera, P. (2011) Factors Contributing to High Dropout Rates Among Black and Latino Males. Journal of Urban Education.
Fergus, E. and Noguera, P. (2011) Single Sex Schools: An Intervention in Search of a Theory. Journal of Social Problems.
Worrell, Frank and P. Noguera (2011) “Educational Attainment of Black Males: Views of Male Secondary School Students in Trinidad and Tobago” in The Caribbean Journal of Teacher Education and Pedagogy, Vol. 2.
Ahram, R., Fergus, E., and P. Noguera (2011). Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education: Case Studies of Suburban School Districts. Teachers College Record
Gregory, A., R. Skiba and P. Noguera (2010) Closing the Discipline Gap. In Review of Educational Research, January.
Noguera, P. and S. Steen (2010) “A Broader and Bolder Approach to Counseling: Expanding Partnership Roles for School Counselors” in American Journal of School Counseling, Vol. No.
Fergus, E., M. Martin and P. Noguera (2009) “Responding to the Needs of the Whole Child: A Case study of a high performing school for immigrant children” in Reading and Writing Quarterly, Fall.
Noguera, P. (2009) “The Change We Need: The Future of Education Policy in the Obama Administration” forthcoming in Labor Review, Spring.
Noguera, P. “The Change We Need: The Achievement Gap and the Future of Education in the Obama Administration”. In Power Play, Journal of Education Eastern Michigan State University. Fall 2009.
Noguera, P. (2009) “Critical Reflections on Teaching Across Racial Differences” in Sage Journal of Race Relations, Spring 2009.
Noguera, P. (2008) “Beyond Race: Creating Schools Where Race Does Not Predict Achievement” Charles Thompson Annual lecture published in the Journal of Negro Education, April.
Noguera, P. A. (2008) “Research that Matters: The Role of Participatory Action Research in Promoting Educational Equity” in Qualitative Inquiry, Special Issue.
Sealey-Ruiz, Y, Handville, N. and Noguera, P. (2008) “In Pursuit of the Possible: Lessons Learned From District Efforts to Reduce Racial Disparities in Student Achievement” in The Sophists Bane, Vol. 6, No. 2
Butzer. M., Fergus, E. and Noguera, P. (2008) “Responding to the needs of the whole child: A case study of a high performing elementary school for immigrant children” Reading and Writing Quarterly, Vol 4, No. 3
Noguera, P. (2007) “Race, Student Achievement and the Power and Limitations of Teaching” in the Sage Journal on Race Relations, Vol. 33, No. 3, August
Noguera, P. (2007) “How Listening to Students Can Help Schools to Improve” in Theory Into Practice, Vol. 46, Summer
Noguera, P. (2006). A Critical Response to Michael Fullan's "The Future of Educational Change: System Thinkers in Action. Journal of Educational Change, Spring.
Also appeared in the “Best of Education Leadership” 2005.
Invited Chapters in Edited Volumes
Noguera, P. (2013) “Urban Schools and the Black Male Challenge” in Handbook of Urban Education, edited by Kofi Lomotey and Richard Milner
Herrera, L. and P. Noguera (2013) “The Education of Latino Students in New York” in Latinos in New York in the 21st Century, edited by Angelo Falcon. New York: Praeger Publishers.
Noguera, P. A. (2013) “Creating Schools Where Race and Class No Longer Predict Achievement” in Public Education Under Siege edited by Michael B. Katz and Mike Rose. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania.
Fergus, E., Scuirba, K., Martin, M. and P. Noguera. (2012) "Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino boys: An Intervention in Search of Theory". In W. Spielberg (Editor). The Psychology of African American Boys and Young Men. Praeger Publishers
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. and Noguera, P. (2010) “Building the Pipeline to College for Black and Latino Males” in Responding to the Educational Crisis Confronting Black and Latino Males edited by Chris Edley. University of California Press.
Wells, L. and Noguera, P. (2010) Comprehensive Urban School Reform for Newark: A Bolder and Broader Approach. In Complimentary Education. Edited by E. Gordon and E. Reed.
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.
Noguera, P. A. (2010) Relief from Racism: The Joy of Being in the Majority” in On Love and Racism by JLove. (New York University Press).
Noguera, P. A. (2010) “We Are Waiting for You” Epilogue to Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World, edited by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj. New York: New York University Press.
Noguera, P. (2009) “How Racial Identity Affects School Performance” in Spotlight on Student Engagement, Motivation and Achievement. Chauncey C. and Walser, N. editors. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Noguera, P. (2009) “Education: The Change We Need” in Fifth Summit of the Americas, published by FIRST Magazine, London.
Noguera, P. A. (2008) “Here to Stay; The Role of Educational Leaders in Responding the the Challenge of Immigration” in Change Wars by Michael Fullan and Andrew Hargraves.
Noguera, P. A. (2008) “Immigration, Demographic Change and the Role of Educational Leadership” in by Andrew Hargraves
Barrett, T. and Noguera, P. (2008) “Makin’ it Real: Re-thinking Cultural Competence in Urban Classrooms” in Building Racial and Cultural Competence in the Classroom edited by Karen Teel and Jennifer Obidah. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008.
Noguera. P.A. (2007) “Bringing Freire to the Hood” in Re-thinking Paulo Freire edited by Carlos Alberto Torres Noguera, P. (2007)
Noguera, P. And R. Cohen (2007) “The Legacy of All Deliberate Speed” in The Last Word: The Best Comment and Controversy in American Education, Education Week. (New York: John Wiley and Sons)
Noguera, P. A. (2005) “And What Will Become of Children Like Miguel Fernandez? Y Que Pasara Con Jovenes Como Miguel Fernandez?” Education, Immigration and the Future of Latinos in the United States in The Future of Latinos in the United States edited by Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo. New York: Basic Books.
Noguera, P. A. (2003) “Racial Isolation and the Limits of Local Control as a Means of Holding Schools Accountable” in Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe. Edited by Laurence Roulleau-Berger. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
Noguera, P.A. (2001). “The Limits of Charisma: Grenada’s Eric Gairy (1922-97) and Maurice Bishop (1944-83): Intellectual and Political Biographies.” In A. Allahar (ed), Caribbean Charisma. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers.
Noguera, P.A. (2001). “The Role of Research in Challenging Racial Inequality in Education.” In L. Roulleau-Berger and M. Gauthier (eds) “les jeunes et l’emploi dans les villes d’Europe et d’AmErique du Nord.” Edited in Editions de l’Aube.
Noguera, P.A. (2013) “Schools Need More Than the Common Core” in The Nation, September 2013
Noguera, P. A. (2013) “On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading”, September 9, 2013 Huffington Post.
Noguera, P. A. (2013) “Learning the Right Lessons from Three Decades of Urban School Reform: Equity and Educational Renewal in Pittsburgh” Heinz Foundation.
Noguera, P. A. (2013) “What Are The Challenges for the Next Mayor of New York When it Comes to Education?” in New York Times, Room for Debate, September.
Noguera, P. A. (2013) Forward to Failure Is Not an Option, edited by Alan Blankstein. New York: Corwin Press.
Noguera, P.A. (2013) “South Africa Not Yet a Non-racial Society” in The Herald Newspaper, Port Elizabeth South Africa.
Noguera, P.A. (2013) Forward to A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men by David Kirkland. New York: Teachers College Press.
Noguera, P. A. (2012) Forward to Whole Child, Whole School by Eileen Santiago, Joanne Ferrera and Jane Quinn.
New York: Roman and Littlefield Education. Noguera, P. A. (2012) “A New Agenda for School Reform” in The Nation. February 16.
Noguera, P.A. (2012) “New Direction for NCLB” in New York Times, Room for Debate. April 12
Noguera, P. A. “Chicago Teachers Strike: From Lose-Lose, to Win-Win” in cnn.com January 16, 2012
Noguera, P.A. (2011) Addressing Academics and Poverty to Turn Around Failing Schools. NBC Education Summit. http://www.otlcampaign.org/Education-Nation-Pedro-Noguera Noguera, P. (2011) Advice for the New Chancellor in City Limits, April 21st. http://www.citylimits.org/conversations/140/support-and-advice-for-chancellor r-dennis-walcott
Noguera, P. (2011) “Reforms Driven by Education Fads” in New York Times blog, March 7th
Noguera, P. (2011) “A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform: A Framework for Using Education to Break the Cycle of Poverty” in Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. , No. November
Noguera, P. and M. Fine (2011) “Teachers Aren’t the Enemy” in The Nation, April 21st. http://www.thenation.com/article/160090/teachers-arent-enemy
Noguera, P. (2011) “Urban Schools Must Start Empowering Parents” in City Limits Magazine, April 11, 2011.
Noguera, P. and R. Rothstein (2010) “The Reauthorization of ESEA” in New York Times Blog, October 16th.
Noguera, P. and R. Weingarten (2011) “The Role of Teacher Unions in School Reform” in The Nation
Noguera, P. (2010) “The Change We Need in Education Policy” in The Nation
Noguera, P. and S. Klevan “In Pursuit of our Common Interests: A Framework for Building School and University Partnerships to Improve Urban Schools and Teaching” in Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. No. March
Noguera, P. (2009) “The New War Against Ed Schools and Four Suggestions for Ending It” in Education Week, Nov. 18th.
Noguera, P. A. “Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Males” in NYSABE News, Fall 2009.
Noguera, P. A. (2009) “Leadership, Accountability and School Improvement” in GothamSchools Digest, November 19th.
Noguera, P.A. (2009) “Throwing Billions At Schools Won’t Fix Them” in CNN.Com http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/05/noguera.schools/index.html
Noguera, P.A. (2009) “Stimulating the Schools: A Plan for Federal Action” in Education Week, February 13.
Noguera, P. A. (2008) “Where is the Next Lin Manuel? Rethinking Gifted Education” in Our Town Magazine. May 5, 2008
Noguera, P. (2007) “Engaging Every Learner and Closing the Achievement Gap” in Engaging Every Learner edited by Alan Blankstein, Robert Cole and Paul Houston. Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin Press.
- Noguera, P. “Why Pressure Alone is not Enough to Help Troubled Schools”. Commentary, Teachers Colle Record, May 16, 2005.
- Noguera, P. “Are We Ready for Parent Involvement?”, Los Angeles Times, Opinion Page editorial, June 11, 2005.
- Noguera, P. A. (2004) “Social Class, But What About the Schools?” A Critical response to Social Class and Schools by Richard Rothstein in Poverty and Race, Vol. 13, No. 5, Sept/Oct.
- Noguera, P.A. and J. Aronson (2004) “Closing the Black-White Opportunity Gap” in Contexts, Summer.
- Noguera, P. A. “Where to Next? The Nation’s Pursuit of Integrated Schooling” in NewsLeader, Vol 51, No. 9, May 2004 “The Legacy of All Deliberate Speed” in Education Week, Volume XXIII, Number 37, May 19, 2004
- Noguera, P. A. and Robby Cohen “A Return to Plessy?” in The Nation, May 3, 2004.
- Noguera, P. A. and Robby Cohen “Reflections on School Integration 50 years After Brown” in Education Week, May., 2004.
- Noguera, P.A. “The Leaders We Must Have” in Horace, Journal of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Vol. 19, No. 3, Spring 2003
- Noguera, P. A. “Blaming or Saving Disadvantaged Youth: The Social Context of Risk and Resilience” published as part of the conference proceedings of the National Conference on Risk and Resilience. Cambridge, MA October 24, 2002.
- Noguera, P. (forthcoming in 2003) “The Crisis of the Black Male” in The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinity, edited by Michael Kimmel.
- Noguera, P. A. (2003) “How Racial Identity Affects School performance” in Harvard Education Letter, March/April, Vol. 19, No. 2
- Noguera, P.A. (2002) “Taking on the Tough Issues: the Role of Educational Leaders in Restoring Public Faith in Public education” in Leadership in Changing Times, Monograph of Women Administrators Conference. Edited by Helen C. Sobehart, Duquesne University. Published by School of Education Leadership Institute and the American Association of School Administrators, February 2003.
- Noguera, P. A. (2003) The Impact of September 11th on Caribbean Socieites. In Caribbean Perspectives, January.
- Noguera, P. and E. Brown (2002) “Educating the New Majority” The Boston Globe, September 24.
- Noguera, P. A. (2002) “Zero Tolerance for School Violence” in Ed.Vol. XLVI, No. 2, Fall.
- Noguera, P. A. (2002) “The Role of Schools of Education in Transforming Inner-City Schools” in Transforming Urban Education: Community, Equity and Access. Buffalo, N.Y.: SUNY Press.
- Noguera, P. A. (2002) Beyond Size: The Challenge of School reform” in Educational Leadership, Volume 59, No. 5, February
- Noguera, P.A., A. Okahara and J. Wing (2000) Organizing Against Racial Inequality: The Berkeley High School Diversity Project. In Toward a collective wisdom: forging successful educational partnerships, Nina Hirsch Gabelko, editor. Berkeley, CA: Eco Center, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley.
- Noguera, P. (2000) When parents want out. The Courier, Unesco November 2000.
- Noguera, P.A. and Akom, A. Disparities Demystified. In The Nation. June 25, 2000. Vol. 270, No. 22
- Noguera, P.A. (2004) Pathways to Student Success: Final District-wide Report. Funded by the National Science Foundation and Nellie Mae Foundation.
- Noguera, P.A. (2003) A Plan for Linking Schools to Social Services in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
- Noguera, P. A. and Sanborn, J. (2002) Pathways to Student Success: Report on Student
Experiences at Ten High Schools in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Funded by the National Science Foundation and Nellie Mae Foundation.
- Noguera, P.A. and Miranda Bliss (2001) Youth Leadership and Inter-group Violence:
Final Evaluation report of Youth Together, Submitted to Arts, research and Curriculum, Oakland, CA
- Noguera, P.A., Araujo, M., Mo, K. H., Robles, R., & Sanders, D. (2001). Final year
report on the new student admissions policy at Lowell High School. Prepared for Superintendent of Schools, Waldemar Rojas, SFUSD. .
- Noguera, P. A., Bliss, M. (2001). School violence reduction initiative: Youth Together Project. Final year Report. Berkeley, CA: Center on Diversity & Urban School Reform, University of California., Berkeley, December 1998.
- Noguera, P., Routé-Chatmon, L., & Williams, J. (1999). Berkeley High School Diversity Project. Project report. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Education and Berkeley High School.
- Noguera, P. A., Johnson, J., Terriquez, V., & Johnson, E. (1999). School violence reduction initiative: Youth Together Project. First year Report. Berkeley, CA: Center on Diversity & Urban School Reform, University of California., Berkeley, December 1998.
- Noguera, P., Adams, R., & Razai, K. (1998). Youth Together: An evaluation of the first year of operation. Prepared for Arts, Curriculum, Oakland, CA, November 1998.
- Noguera, P.A., Araujo, M., Mo, K. H., Robles, R., & Sanders, D. (1998). Second year report on the new student admissions policy at Lowell High School. Prepared for Superintendent of Schools, Waldemar Rojas, SFUSD. November 1998.
- Noguera, P A., Araujo, M., Mo, K.-H., Robles, R., & Sanders, D. (1997). Report on the new student admissions policy at Lowell High School. Prepared for Waldermar Rojas, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District.
- Noguera, P. A. (1996). Preventing and reducing youth violence: An analysis of causes and an assessment of successful programs. Woodland Hills, CA: California Wellness Foundation.
- Noguera, P. A., Aboitiz, A., Arenas, A., George, S., & Howard, E. (1994). Factors influencing patterns of academic achievement among Latino students: An assessment of educational programs and a prescription for change. Berkeley, CA: Chicano/Latino Policy Project, University of California, Berkeley.
- Noguera, P. A. (1992). Violence prevention and the Latino population: An analysis of patterns and trends and prescriptions for effective intervention. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control.
- Noguera, P. A. (1985). Education and social responsibility. In Learning to teach: A handbook for teaching assistants at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA: Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley.
- Goldberg, L., Donahue, M., Noguera, P. A., & Shandera, M. (1985). Adult illiteracy in the workplace, employment and job training. Sacramento, CA: Librarian of the State of California.
- Noguera, P. A. (1982). Adult education in Grenada: A progress report on phase 1 of the national literacy campaign. St. Georges, Grenada: Center for Population Education.
Partial List of Presentations
Closing The Achievement Gap In Schools”, The 9th Annual Principals’ Center for Educational Leadership, Princeton, NJ July 11, 2001.