Dr. Warren's Research Program has two lines:
Observing and Listening


"Underlying my teaching, service, and research activities is an ongoing commitment to issues of racial justice in the schooling of culturally diverse learners. My research has been recognized for its contributions to shifting deficit discourses of young Black men and boys in teaching and teacher education. This scholarship foregrounds professional practices that minimize Black boys’ academic vulnerability, while also providing critical insights about productive pathways to enacting culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP). Hence, my research program comprises two related lines of inquiry central to improving urban education and teacher education. The first is an examination of empathy for its utility to frame teacher interactions with Black male students that lead to evidence of CRP (Observing). The second line focuses on naming the specific factors young Black men and boys’ perceive most influence their academic success (Listening). My teaching, service, and consulting build on and extend the significance of this research agenda. Ultimately, I aim to utilize my intellectual platform to emphasize the significance of human relationships for improving student outcomes." - Chezare A. Warren, PhD



Race, Ethnicity and Education | Urban Education
Journal of Negro Education | Teachers College Record
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Journal of African American Males in Education
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Journal of Teacher Education
Multicultural Perspectives | Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning
The Urban Review
| Perspectives on Urban Education


Critical Race Theory in Education for Oxford Bibliographies

Succeeding In The City: A Report From The New York City Black And
Latino Male High School Achievement Study


Assistant Editor

Journal of Teacher Education

Section Editor

Journal of Negro Education ("Gender and Education")

Editorial Boards

Journal of Teacher Education

Journal of Negro Education

American Educational Research Journal

Educational Administration Quarterly


 "Erasing the Deficits: 'My Brother's Keeper' and Contemporary Perspectives on Black Male School Achievement" Teachers College Record 118(6)


Awards and Honors

Critic’s Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association                          September 2018

“New Advisor of the Year” Award, Michigan State University Office of Student Life                April 2018

Outstanding Book Award for Urban Preparation, Society of Professors of Education               April 2018

“Division K Early Career Award” Recipient, American Educational Research Association        March 2018

“Outstanding Reviewer Award” Recipient, American Educational Research Journal                March 2018

Michigan Education Policy Fellowship                                                                                         May 2017

Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship, AERA Multicultural/Multiethnic SIG          April 2017

Anna Julia Cooper Center Summer Writing Fellowship at Wake Forest University                   June 2016

Inaugural Carl A. Grant Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                      October 2015

2015 Award Honoree, Black Graduate Student Association, Michigan State University           April 2015

Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education  March 2014

“Dedication Award” presented by Project Home Youth Program in North Philadelphia             May 2013

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity                                                     August 2012

University of Illinois President’s Research in Diversity Award                                                   April 2012

Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow       April 2012

University of Illinois at Chicago Abraham Lincoln Fellow                                                       August 2011

State of Illinois Diversifying Faculty of Illinois                                                                           April 2011

AERA Multi-cultural and Multi-ethnic Education SIG Travel Award                                           March 2011