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Jada Phelps

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University, Indianapolis

412 Erickson


Jada Phelps is an assistant professor of K-12 educational administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Her scholarship includes family engagement, culturally responsive leadership and equity in education. She takes an intersectional approach to exploring families and communities and their educational pursuits, extending to online education. She often examines the intersection of race and racism with other forms of oppression. In that aim, she includes how leaders support or detract family/community pursuits. Currently, her work includes how African refugee families support the education of their children in xenophobic climates. She has served on several national research organizations, including the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) and the Graduate Student Council for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Phelps was also a NCAA Division-I All-American and an Olympic Trial Qualifier in Track and Field. She desires to serve student-athletes at MSU.

Learn more about her career through her CV (2023).