Na’ilah Suad Nasir, ’93 Psychology & Social Welfare

Job title: 
President, Spencer Foundation

Na’ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth president of the Spencer Foundation, which funds education research nationally. She has held faculty appointments in the schools of education at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also served as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. Nasir’s research examines the racialized and cultural nature of learning and schooling, with a particular focus on the experiences of African American students in schools and communities. Nasir is a member of the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is past president of the American Educational Research Association. She is also on the board of the National Equity Project, The National Public Education Support Fund, and SAGE Publications.