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


Associate Editor

American Educational Research Journal

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

2019-2020 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Critic’s Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association 

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

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

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

“Outstanding Reviewer Award” Recipient, American Educational Research Journal                

Michigan Education Policy Fellowship                                                                                         

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

Anna Julia Cooper Center Summer Writing Fellowship at Wake Forest University                  

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

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

Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education  

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

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity                                            

University of Illinois President’s Research in Diversity Award 

Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow      

University of Illinois at Chicago Abraham Lincoln Fellow                                                   

State of Illinois Diversifying Faculty of Illinois