Aireale J. Rodgers
Aireale J. Rodgers is a PhD candidate in the urban education policy program and serves as a research assistant in the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. Aireale’s research explores how to better design interpersonal and organizational learning that facilitates faculty and students’ critical race consciousness. She makes empirical and conceptual contributions by disrupting objectivist notions of teaching and learning to reveal how people’s varied understandings of race structure meaning-making in a myriad of postsecondary contexts. Previously, Aireale worked as a founding dean at a middle school in Chicago and served as a higher education administrator. Aireale holds a BS in social policy and an MA in learning sciences from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.