|African American Studies Program|
|Office:||Institute for African American Research, Thomas Cooper Library|
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