Faculty & Staff

David Omotoso Stovall, PhD


David Omotoso Stovall is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies. His research interests include critical race theory, school-community relationships, youth culture and the relationship between housing and K-12 school systems.

Since his arrival at UIC, Stovall has been working with youth, community organizations and schools in Chicago, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Furthering his attempt to connect K to 12 and university spaces, Stovall also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher at the Lawndale Little Village School of Social Justice.


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research & Teaching Interests

Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development, and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. From a practical and theoretical perspective, his research draws from Critical Race Theory, educational policy analysis, sociology, urban planning, political science, community organizing, and youth culture.