Dr. Sosanya Jones is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University where she teaches courses on higher education policy, diversity, governance, and qualitative research methods. Her research interests focus on the nexus between policy and practice for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In particular, her work draws upon the practical knowledge and voices of policymakers and institutional practitioners in order to glean insight about policy formation, adoption, and implementation and its connection to equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in higher education.  Dr. Jones’ research has appeared in The Review of Higher Education, The American Behavioral Scientist, International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, and The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. She currently serves as a faculty fellow for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where she is involved in a project to create a pragmatic policy framework for improving racial equity.