Katonja Webb, Associate Director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership, possesses nearly two decades of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, most recently serving as Vice President of Kennedy-King College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. At the Center, Katonja is responsible for developing, codifying, 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 Dean of Continuing Education at Malcolm X College in Chicago, 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.