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 supports research on education. She was a faculty member at UC Berkeley from 2008 to 2017, and served as Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Nasir earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at UCLA, and was previously a member of the faculty in the School of Education at Stanford University. Her work focuses on issues of race, culture, learning, and identity. She is the author of Racialized Identities: Race and Achievement for African-American Youth, as well as several other books and numerous scholarly articles. Ms. Nasir is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2016 she received the AERA Division G Mentoring Award.