George Lucas Educational Foundation

Russ Skiba

Russ Skiba, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School Psychology program at Indiana University and director of the Equity Project, a consortium of federal, state, and foundation-funded grants providing evidence to practitioners and policymakers. He has published extensively and worked with schools across the country in the areas of disproportionality, school discipline, and school violence prevention. Skiba is currently director of the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundation, a national initiative bringing together key researchers, educators, and policymakers to increase research, policy and practice attention to disciplinary disparities.

Areas of Interest: 
School discipline,
school violence prevention,
racial/ethnic disparities in school discipline and special education,
classroom behavior management

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