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Kendall Deas

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
African American Studies Program
Phone: 803-777-0645
Office: Institute for African American Research, Thomas Cooper Library
Kendall Deas


Ph.D. University of Georgia, education policy,
M.A. global studies, Dartmouth College; Washington University, political science, Georgia Tech, public policy 
B.A. international politics, certificate in Western European Studies Georgetown University


Deas’ areas of expertise are in education policy, law and politics. 

His research interests focus on the politics of pre-K-12 education reform and eradicating the achievement gap.


Deas will be teaching AFAM 200/Freedom Papers: Narrative of Race and Nation in support of the university's fulfillment of the REACH Act.  

Areas of Specialization

Education policy (school choice, school/education reform and improving public education)

U.S.  foreign policy 

U.S. domestic policy 

Economic development policy 

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