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Dionne Danns

Associate Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room Education 4226
Phone : (812) 856-8398
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Department:  Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Education Policy Studies, History, Philosophy & Comparative Education
My website:  http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/Default.aspx?alias=profile.educ.indiana.edu/ddanns
About Me | Degrees | Publications


I teach history of education and foundations of education courses. My research interests include the history of American education, African American and urban history, student and teacher activism, and school desegregation.


Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies, May 2001University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. History, August 1996, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 
B.A. History, August 1995, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

  • Danns, D. (2009). “Thriving in the Midst of Adversity: Educator Maudelle Brown Bousfield’s Struggles in Chicago, 1920-1950,” Journal of Negro Education, vol. 78, pp. 3-16.
  • Danns, D and Span, C. (2008). “A History of Schooling.” 21st Century Education: A Referende Handbook. Ed. Thomas L. Good.  Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Danns, D. (2008). “Racial Ideology and the Sanctity of the Neighborhood School Policy in Chicago,” Urban Review.
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