RONALD W. WHITAKER II, EdD
Assistant Professor of Education
Director of District and School Relations in the School of Education
Ronald W. Whitaker, II, EdD, joined Cabrini in 2015, and currently serves as Assistant Professor and the Director of District and School Relations in the School of Education. He specializes in culturally responsive pedagogy, urban education, educational programming for black males, and issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Whitaker presents his research at both national and international scholarly conferences, and also within K-12 educational milieus. He is revered amongst colleagues for engaging in “courageous conversations” in a respectful manner.
For 15 years, he has led various programming for black boys and men. Whitaker has been involved in prison ministry for five years and speaks regularly in churches and community organizations.
Whitaker completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Duquesne University, where his dissertation explored the intersection of Black male identity, systemic inequalities and racism, and improvement science, through the lens of social justice. He also earned a master’s degree in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Business Administration at Eastern University, and undergraduate degrees in Urban Leadership and Biblical Studies at Geneva College where he graduated magna cum laude.