Katonja Webb, Associate Director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership, possesses two decades of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. Katonja oversees Center operations and is responsible for developing and implementing systems to support the success of the EdD program in Urban Education Leadership, including recruitment, student engagement and support, enrollment management, and communication to a variety of stakeholders.
Katonja has served in a variety of capacities in the field of education — as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Kennedy-King College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago; Dean of Continuing Education at Malcolm X College; Deputy Chief of Staff the St. Louis Public Schools; and Dual Enrollment/Special Projects Coordinator at School District of Philadelphia. In addition, she served as founding Executive Director of the Illinois Education Foundation (now One Million Degrees). Katonja holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Education Policy, Planning & Administration from the Boston University School of Education, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education admiistration at Northeastern University.