CADE 2020 Plenary Speaker will be Jessica Brathwaite.
Jessica Brathwaite is a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University. Brathwaite conducts qualitative and quantitative research on system and statewide developmental education and ESL reform, postsecondary achievement gaps, and community college finance. She is also working on several initiatives related to equity, including the development of equity frameworks to be deployed in higher education research, policy, and practice and internal CCRC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
Brathwaite holds a PhD in sociology from Temple University, a BA in sociology from CUNY Hunter College, and an MA in sociology from Temple University. Her dissertation focuses on New York City high schools during former Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and asks: How has inequality between schools in socioeconomic status, racial composition, and graduation rates changed during this reform era? Brathwaite has taught Sociology of Organizations at CUNY Hunter College, a research methods course in the graduate program in international affairs at The New School, and The Sociology of Urban Schools at Teachers College, Columbia University.