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Dr. Decoteau Irby

Dr. Decoteau Irby, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies; CUEL Faculty Affiliate for Research and Development (Continuous Improvement and Leader Development). Dr. Irby is a qualitative researcher with content expertise related to equity-focused, anti-racist school leadership.  His research explores how equity-focused school leadership can be a lever to improve Black children and youth’s academic achievement and socio-emotional well-being. Dr. Irby’s work is regularly disseminated through CUEL, and he has contributed to CUEL development projects. Irby teaches in the PhD and EdD programs in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the areas of educational leadership, organizational change, and school improvement. Dr. Irby earned his PhD from Temple University in Urban Education. 

Irby teaches in the PhD and EdD programs in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the areas of educational leadership, organizational change, and school improvement. His research explores how equity-focused school leadership can a lever to improve Black children and youth’s academic achievement and socio-emotional well-being. Dr. Irby earned his PhD from Temple University in Urban Education.