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Dionne Danns, Ph.D.


Program Coordinator PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education: Social Foundations of Education

Educational Policy Studies


Building & Room:

3212 ETMSW


1040 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5630


Dionne Danns is a professor and a historian of education in the department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served as a department chair (2016-2020) and Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity (2017-2020) at Indiana University Bloomington. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, she began her career as an AERA/IES Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Danns has authored three books and most recently completed Crossing Segregated Boundaries: Remembering Chicago School Desegregation (2021), which explores how graduates of desegregated schools crossed racial boundaries to integrate their schools.