Camille M. Wilson

Professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy, School of Education


Camille M. Wilson, Ph.D. is a professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who explores school-family-community engagement, transformative educational leadership, and urban education reform. She considers these issues—and their interconnections—from critical, gendered, and culturally relevant perspectives. She is committed to supporting improved educational access for youth and families who live in low-income, marginalized communities. She addresses how racial and economic inequality intersect in education, and explores ways that youth and families of color impacted by poverty can be politically empowered to challenge systemic education inequity, attain high quality schooling, and gain greater ability to improve their socioeconomic trajectories. Dr. Wilson actively contributes to national and regional public education improvement initiatives. One of those initiatives includes an action research partnership she established with community organizers and education activists in Detroit.

Dr. Wilson has published extensively in leading national and international journals and in many distinguished scholarly books. She is co-editor of the 2014 book Advancing Equity and Achievement in America’s Diverse Schools: Inclusive Theories, Policies, and Practices (Routledge).

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. University of Michigan; B.A, Whittier College