Carlos McCray

carlos mccray

Dr. McCray's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Bio

Dr. McCray studies urban educational issues with an emphasis on African American males’ academic achievement. He also has an interest in multicultural education and school building leadership and the mentoring process. Recently, he has also begun to investigate equality and equity within the school culture. Professor McCray is the Co-Principal Investigator of an Equity Response Climate Research project designed to determine the level of fairness and commitment of educators and school administrators to students of different cultural backgrounds. Dr. McCray has co-authored two books titled, Cultural collision and collusion: Reflection on Hip-hop culture, values, and schools and School leadership in a diverse society: Helping schools prepare all students for success. He is also the co-editor of three books titled, Effective education for all: Implementing positive behavior support in early childhood through high school, Mentoring with meaning: How educators can be more professional and effective, and Mentoring for School quality. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Multicultural Learning and Teaching, the International Journal of Leadership in Education, the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Research on Leadership Education. He was the first program chair of the Leadership for Social Justice (LSJ) Sig. He has worked with school leaders in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, New York, and London, UK. Noodle.com, an online magazine, recognized Professor McCray as one of sixty-seven influential educators to watch for in 2015.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Education, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (2003)
    Leadership Studies/Educational Administration
  • Master of Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (1999)
    History Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (1996)
    History

Research Interests

  • Urban Education
  • Building Level Leadership
  • Multicultural Education

Achievements and Honors

  • Selected by Noodle.org [On-line Magazine] as one of 67 influential educators of 2015. (May 20, 2015).
    https://www.noodle.com/articles/67-influential-educators-of-2015
  • Keynote Speaker for the Executive Leadership Institute (New York City). Gave the Keynote address to NYC School principals and assistant principals, Presentation was titled, “Multicultural Education: Going beyond traditional thought. (Date: July 19, 2014).
  • Grand Marshall for Commencement Ceremony (2012)
  • DELS, Participant in Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium (Pittsburgh, PA). Worked with colleagues from around the country to address critical issues of social justice. The theme for the conference was assessment. (2012)
  • Deans Advisory Committee, Worked with the Dean, Associate Dean, and other colleagues to identify key stakeholder of Fordham University Graduate School of Education. (2012)
  • Connecticut Post Interview, Gave interview to the reporter on recruiting minority teachers. The article was titled “Minority Teachers a Minority Group.” (2012)
  • Takepart.com Interview, Gave an interview to the reporter on student discipline. The article was titled, Cops nab 5-year old for wearing wrong color shoes to school: Have Mississippi disciplinary tactics gotten out of control?” (2012)

Publications

Authored Books:

  • McCray, C. R., & Beachum, F. D. (2014). School leadership in a diverse society: Helping schools to prepare all students for success. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Beachum, F. D., & McCray, C. R. (2011). Cultural collision and collusion: Reflections on hip-hop culture, values, and schools. New York: Peter Lang Press.

Edited Books:

  • McCray, C. R., & Cooper, B. S. (Eds.) (In progress). Visionary leadership: a multidimensional approach. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Cooper, B. S., & McCray, C. R. (Eds.). (2015). Mentoring for School Quality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • McCray, C. R., & Cooper, B. S., (Eds.) (2015). Mentoring with Meaning: How educators can be more professional and effective. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Zhang, C., McCray, C. R., & Cho, S. (Eds.) (2014). Using Positive Behavioral Support for Promoting School Success from Early Childhood to High School for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Practices and Policies. New York: Peter Lang.
  • McCray, C. R., Beachum, F. D., & Yawn, C. (2015). Saving our future by reducing school suspensions and expulsions among African American males. Journal of School Leadership, 25(2), 345-367.
  • McCray, C. R., & Beachum, F. D. (2014). Countering plutocracies: Increasing autonomy and accountability through culturally relevant leadership. School Leadership & Management, doi:10.1080/13632434.2014.943171.